Rapid Response services are provided to employees of affected companies through informational meetings where those affected by a layoff (i.e.- employers, employees, and spouses of employees) can learn about:
- Unemployment compensation;
- Assistance with job search;
- Assistance with updating or developing a resume;
- Training opportunities and how to pay for them for those who are thinking of a career change or who need to upgrade their skills;
- Health Insurance information;
- Peer support strategies; and
- Other services as determined needed by the Rapid Response team for your company’s particular circumstances.
Rapid Response services are provided free of charge to the employer and employees.
For more information on Rapid Response services, contact April Pierson (681) 404-6377.
Free Fidelity Bonding Program
Federal Bonding Program is a joint effort between WorkForce WV and the U.S. Department of Labor. Fidelity bonds are free of charge for any employee or employer. They can be used for any job, any employer and by any job seeker if there are barriers to employment present.
For more information – WorkForce West Virginia – Federal Bonding Program (workforcewv.org)
Opportunity Tax Credits and Military Incentives
Workforce WV’s goal is to strengthen West Virginia’s business climate by supporting the state’s strong business partners – from startups to global businesses – and that means connecting you with tax credits that may be available to you to help your business grow and thrive. Your organization may be eligible for Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) or Military Incentive Programs.
For more information – WorkForce West Virginia – Explore Tax Credits
Governor’s Guaranteed Workforce Program
This vital program provides new or expanding companies training funds and technical assistance to support effective employee training strategies. Not limited to new employees, this program targets the business’s entire workforce, training, re-training and upgrading skills across all levels. Since the program’s launch, more than $54 million has been awarded to employers and nearly 200,000 employees have received training.
West Virginia Economic Development
Incentives and Programs for West Virginia Business.
West Virginia places importance on training and supporting the next generation of workers. With a variety of programs designed to assist employees, employers, entrepreneurs, and sole proprietors, you’ll find everything you need for a successful career or a thriving company.
Job Fairs and Recruitment
Region VI WDB can assist you on where and how to recruit qualified candidates at no cost by utilizing our partner organizations such as Workforce WV or by outreach through our partner social media platforms and Region VI sponsored Job Fairs.
If you are interested in placing a statewide job order for qualified employees, email Workforce WV at vog.vw@rsbvwfw or 1-800-252-JOBS.
For more information about Region 6 sponsored Job Fairs or Social Media Employment Outreach, contact our America’s Job Center One Stop Coordinator, April Pierson at gro.vwfdrh@nosreipa or by calling (681) 404-6377.
Equal Opportunity is the Law
Every employer covered by the nondiscrimination and EEO laws is required to post on its premises the poster, ”Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law.” The notice must be posted prominently, where it can be readily seen by employees and applicants for employment. The notice provides information concerning the laws and procedures for filing complaints of violations of the laws with the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs.
West Virginia Infrastructure Hub: https://west-virginia-iija-wvinfrastructure.hub.arcgis.com/
Available West Virginia grant opportunities: grants.wv.gov