Posts with the category “opportunities-activities”

Public Comment on FY 2022-2025 WKWB Local/Regional Strategic Plan
by Melissa Thompson on April 28th, 2021
The West Kentucky Workforce Board (WKWB) operates under the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA), Public Law 113-128. As required, under WIOA, a comprehensive four-year local plan must be developed by the WKWB and the Chief Elected Officials. In addition, a regional comprehensive four-year plan must be developed by the West Kentucky Workforce Board and the Green River Workforce Board and ...  Read More
Kentucky Career Centers Resume In-Person Services
by Melissa Thompson on April 16th, 2021
Appointments are now available for in person appointments at select Kentucky Career Center locations. These appointments are for individuals who need unemployment insurance or job seeker assistance.Special Instructions:• You must wear a mask at all times during the appointment.• Please remain in your vehicle until five minutes before your scheduled appointment. Due to concerns about the spread of ...  Read More
IAC Employee Opportunities
by Melissa Thompson on April 9th, 2021
The job opportunities listed below are geared towards employees being displaced from IAC, however they are open to the public....  Read More
Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Virtual Bus Tour
by Melissa Thompson on March 2nd, 2021
Please join Governor Andy Beshear and Lieutenant Governor Jacqueline Coleman for a Virtual Bus Tour of the ten Local Workforce Areas of Kentucky.  The tour is scheduled for Wednesday, March 10, at 2 PM CST. The tour will showcase partner agencies, special programs and job opportunities in the region.   Virtual Bus Tour Info:Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/5025646949?pwd=V2V0aHBraXBOcWhMcXhabFFTTjllUT...  Read More
WKWB Board Meeting March 12, 2021
by Melissa Thompson on March 1st, 2021
Agenda Items Include:Status of Career CentersUpdate on Kentucky’s UI Activities & Fraud ReportingReview of General Assembly Legislation Relating to UI ActivityKick off of the Five Year Local & Regional Planning ProcessComments from Governor’s & Lt. Governor’s Virtual Bus Tour – Wed, March 10 at 2pm CSTRelease of Request for Proposals for the One-Stop Operator & the WIOA Direct Services Provider In...  Read More
WKWB Executive Committee Meeting March 1, 2021
by Melissa Thompson on February 26th, 2021
The WKWB Executive Committee will meet Monday, March 1, 2021 at 10 am via Zoom.  If you would like more information, please contact Melissa Thompson at [email protected]  Read More
WKWB Executive Committee Meeting February 11, 2021
by Melissa Thompson on February 10th, 2021
The WKWB Executive Committee will meet tomorrow, Thursday, February 11, 2020 at 2 pm via Zoom.  If you would like more information, please contact Melissa Thompson at [email protected].This meeting will focus on current information and discussions of workforce topics.  We hope that you can join us....  Read More
WKWB Board Meeting November 17, 2020
by Melissa Thompson on November 2nd, 2020
Please mark your calendars for the next West Kentucky Workforce Board Meeting on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. on Facebook Live at https://www.facebook.com/wkworkforce/live/.  To RSVP, please contact Cindy Massie at [email protected] or at (270) 886-9484.  Thank you for your interest in the WKWB and its activities....  Read More
Veterans Transition Liaison Job Opening
by Melissa Thompson on September 8th, 2020
The Pennyrile Area Development District (PeADD) is seeking a qualified individual for the West Kentucky Workforce Board’s Veteran Transition Liaison.  Responsibilities center on implementing strategies to build and maintain military and community relationships in order to create and supply the talent pipeline for exiting military/veterans to local business/industry employment as well as to post-se...  Read More
Employment Recovery: Jobseekers Wanted
by Melissa Thompson on August 24th, 2020
If you are a job seeker who is interested in participating in the Employment Recovery program, please watch this video. Various elements of this program will be discussed. You are welcome to contact one of the West Kentucky Workforce Board staff for more information....  Read More
Employment Recovery: Employers Wanted
by Melissa Thompson on August 21st, 2020
The WKWB is looking for EMPLOYERS to participate in Employment Recovery. Want to know more? 👀 Watch this video for details. 👇...  Read More
Operation: What Comes Next Webinar
by Melissa Thompson on August 18th, 2020
Are you a Transitioning Service Member or Military Spouse looking to explore career opportunities?Are you considering a move but want to know more about the community?Join USO Transitions Fort Campbell for a virtual spotlight on Carhartt & Madisonville/Hopkins County.Carhartt will join us to discuss details of their employment opportunities. You will hear directly from Carhartt veterans and their ...  Read More
COVID-19 National Dislocated Worker Grant
by Melissa Thompson on July 1st, 2020
The Kentucky Office of Employment & Training was the recipient of a $6 million COVID-19 National Dislocated Worker Grant for assistance in response to the major dislocations and layoff events in Kentucky.  The West Kentucky Workforce Board received $551,108.40 of their requested $900,000.00 submitted in their proposal.  The WKWB hopes to utilize temporary employment and work experience related to ...  Read More
Job Search Virtual Workshop
by Melissa Thompson on June 23rd, 2020
We know that many of you are navigating this time of uncertainty and how to remain productive remotely. To help, we’ve gathered some of Google’s tools and resources that you can use to grow your career from home.The session is for active job seekers, individuals navigating career transitions, employment coaches, and career advisors.In this session, our host Dave Delaney will discuss best practices...  Read More
WKWB COVID-19 and Unemployment Insurance
by Melissa Thompson on April 7th, 2020
A guide to help you navigate the Kentucky Unemployment Insurance system....  Read More
Unemployment Insurance Quick References
by Melissa Thompson on March 27th, 2020
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Applying for Unemployment Insurance Due to COVID-19 Pandemic
by Melissa Thompson on March 19th, 2020
Below is a video link and images to assist with applying for unemployment insurance. Some of the details in the video have changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the basic steps are still the same. Please share with those who have lost their job due to closures from the virus. Also visit: https://kcc.ky.gov/ for more details....  Read More
Career Center Service Changes Due to COVID-19
by Melissa Thompson on March 18th, 2020
Due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak and an Executive Order by Governor Beshear, changes have been made to our manner of service in our local career centers. We wanted to provide you an update following the Governor’s Executive Order prohibiting any face-to-face services by State employees. Currently, this Executive Order will be effective at 5:00 p.m., March 17, 2020. The public will be abl...  Read More
Youth Committee Meeting via Conference Call
by Melissa Thompson on March 17th, 2020
Due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak, the West Kentucky Workforce Board Youth Committee scheduled for Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 10 am will meet via conference call to ensure the safety of everyone.  Call in information is listed below: Phone: (872) 240-3212Access Code: 602-016-861Attached is the agenda and documents that will be discussed at the meeting.  If you have any trouble accessing ...  Read More
OJT Changes due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
by Melissa Thompson on March 17th, 2020
Last week, as the preparation for COVID-19 began, the West Kentucky Workforce Board saw several of our businesses and industries implement strict visitor policies or restrict visitors altogether. For your safety and ours, it has been decided to change our OJT paperwork signature process. Email signature or scanned signature on OJT paperwork will be acceptable until otherwise noted.Please contact y...  Read More
WKWB Board Meeting March 31, 2020
by Melissa Thompson on March 11th, 2020
Please mark your calendars for the next West Kentucky Workforce Board Meeting on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Madisonville Community College.  To RSVP, please contact Cindy Massie at [email protected] or at (270) 886-9484.  Thank you for your interest in the WKWB and its activities.   ...  Read More
Regional Entrepreneur Conference
by Melissa Thompson on February 18th, 2020
BREAKOUT SESSIONSBUSINESS MODEL | FOOD TRUCK CRAZE | CYBER SECURI TY | RISE OF HEMPDIRECT SALES MARKET ING | SMAL L BUSINESS OWNERSHIP, AND MOREHEAR FROM AREA ENTREPRENEURSHopkinsville Community CollegeAuditorium Building | 720 Nor th Dr . Hopkinsville, KY8:15am - 2:30pmFree Event | Lunch ProvidedDoors open at 7:45 for check-in, networking & light breakfast....  Read More
Make Your Mark: SOF Entrepreneurship Event
by Melissa Thompson on February 11th, 2020
What motivated you to become a Special Operations professional?  Attitude, Resiliency, Audacity. The traits you possess can carry you from one successful career to another.Please join us for an informative and thought provoking panel discussion followed by a casual networking session.These successful veteran entrepreneurs have graciously offered their time to participate in this event and share th...  Read More
Save the Date - WKWB Board Meeting January 14, 2020
by Melissa Thompson on December 16th, 2019
Please mark your calendars for the next West Kentucky Workforce Board Meeting on Thursday, January 14, 2020.  If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact Cindy Massie at (270) 886-9484 or [email protected]  Additional information will be sent closer to time via email.  Thank you for your interest in the WKWB and its activities.  Wishing you a wonderful Christm...  Read More
Community Resource Fair
by Melissa Thompson on December 2nd, 2019
A Community Resource Fair will be held in conjunction with the Job Expo on Thursday, Dec. 5 from 11am - 5pm at the Bruce Convention Center. There will be agencies there to assist with the needs of employees impacted by the Ebonite closure. Please take full advantage of the opportunity to find a job and learn more about the resources available to you and your family!...  Read More
Resume Day
by Melissa Thompson on November 26th, 2019
Kentucky Career Center - Hopkinsville is hosting a Resume Day for anyone who needs to create or update their resume.  All jobseekers are invited to attend including the Ebonite employees that were impacted by the closure.  Staff will be available to individually assist customers as they work on their resume.  Leave with printed copies to hand to employers....  Read More
Career Discover Center Hours for Nov. 25 and Nov. 26
by Melissa Thompson on November 21st, 2019
The Career Discovery Center in Murray will be open Monday, November 25 & Tuesday, November 26 for Briggs & Stratton employees to visit for information. See flyer below for details. ...  Read More
CDC Special Service Hours
by Melissa Thompson on November 12th, 2019
The Career Discovery Center will have special hours on November 12, 13 & 15 to serve those individuals on the first Briggs & Stratton layoff. Staff will be on hand for those who still need assistance with UI, job search registration, computer help and questions.  Read More
Career Discover Center Opens Special Hours
by Melissa Thompson on November 1st, 2019
The Career Discovery Center will have special hours on November 4 & 6 to serve those individuals on the first Briggs & Stratton layoff.  Staff will be on hand for those who still need assistance with UI, job search registration, computer help and questions....  Read More
Public Comment on Regional and Strategic Plan Draft
by Melissa Thompson on October 9th, 2019
The WKWB is formally opening a 14 day comment period for anyone that wishes to read the plan and make comments.  The final day that comments will be received is Wednesday, October 23, 2019.All comments must be submitted in writing to: [email protected] with the commenter’s contact information listed on the comment.For additional information on the WKWB or its activities, please send a written re...  Read More
WKWB Executive Committee Meeting
by Melissa Thompson on September 10th, 2019
An Executive Committee Meeting will be held Wednesday, September 18 at 10 am at the Renaissance Center located at 49 Jefferson Street in Cadiz, KY.  To RSVP, contact Cindy Massie at [email protected] or call (270) 886-9484....  Read More
Kentucky Career Pathways
by Melissa Thompson on September 9th, 2019
There are numerous career pathways within Kentucky’s five high-demand industry sectors. Learn more about the education and experience needed to get jobs in these sectors, the average pay and the projected number of job openings over a five-year period....  Read More
Public Comment on Regional & Strategic Plan Draft
by Melissa Thompson on September 6th, 2019
The WKWB is formally opening a 10 day comment period for anyone that wishes to read the plan and make comments.  The final day that comments will be received is Monday, September 16, 2019.All comments must be submitted in writing to: [email protected] with the commenter’s contact information listed on the comment.For additional information on the WKWB or its activities, please send a written req...  Read More
Fort Campbell to Our Workforce
by Melissa Thompson on August 15th, 2019
Join Madisonville, KY for a Community Meeting on Thursday, August 29th at 9:00 am at Madisonville Community College located at 2000 College Dr, Madisonville, KY 42431.  The meeting will be led by Duane Soumis, Transition Services Manager, Soldie for Life Transition Assistance Program; Eric Horton, Workforce Partnership Director, Campbell Strong; Derek Poor, Veterans Transition Liaison, West Kentuc...  Read More
Western Kentucky Reentry Council Expungement Expo
by Melissa Thompson on August 8th, 2019
The WESTERN KENTUCKY REENTRY COUNCIL is hosting an EXPUNGEMENT EXPO on Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 from 10AM-1PM at the Livingston County Extionsion Office located at 803 US HWY 60 E in Smithland, KY....  Read More
Careers In Demand
by Melissa Thompson on July 30th, 2019
To highlight opportunities in the workplace, KET and the Kentucky Department of Workforce Investment have created In Demand, a collection of videos focusing on high-demand career sectors— manufacturing, construction, business & IT, logistics & transporta­tion, and healthcare—in which there are currently thousands of job vacancies....  Read More
Coffee with First Responders
by Melissa Thompson on July 17th, 2019
A FREE event "Coffee with First Responders" will be held Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 10 am at the Kentucky Career Center - Hopkinsville located at 110 Riverfront Drive in Hopkinsville. Come find out about the criteria, eligibility and hiring processes to become a police officer, firefighter, & paramedic....  Read More
Resource & Expungement Expo
by Melissa Thompson on July 16th, 2019
A Resource & Expugement Expo will be held Monday, October 7, 2019 from 1 - 4 pm at JobNet Career Center located at 755 Industrial Road in Madisonville.Agency program and training opportunity information will be available.  Second-chance employers will be on-site.  Meet with local attorneys.  Free record checks will be provided by the Division of Reentry Services.For more information, contact Molly...  Read More
WKWB Board Meeting August 22, 2019
by Melissa Thompson on June 18th, 2019
Please mark your calendars for the next West Kentucky Workforce Board Meeting on August 22, 2019.  If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact Cindy Massie @ [email protected] or at (270) 886-9484.  Thank you for your interest in the WKWB and its activities....  Read More
Public Comment on 2019 WKWB Local Plan
by Melissa Thompson on June 13th, 2019
The West Kentucky Workforce Board (WKWB) operates under the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA), Public Law 113-128.  Section 108(a) of the WIOA requires local boards in partnership with the appropriate Chief Local Elected Officials to develop and submit a four-year Local Comprehensive Plan to the Governor.  It must identify and describe the policies, procedures, and local activities car...  Read More

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