Employment Assistance

These resources include information on helping those who have barriers to employment like incarceration, substance use, lack of education or skill. This also includes those who wish to attend a post secondary school.

  • EnAct Community Action

    EnAct Community Action wants to assist West Virginians that are working, seeking employment, or attending post secondary school. Through our workforce development program we can assist with tuition, books, employment supplies, emergency transportation such as bus passes. EnAct also offers Trades Education & Development Program (TED) which targets minorities and those that are hard to employ due to barriers such as incarceration, drug addiction, lack of education or skill, etc. This program is focused on meeting the needs of the target population to train and prepare them for apprenticeship entry and employment with local employers who are faced with the challenge of recruiting minimally skilled applicants from the employment pool.

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  • Jobs & Hope West Virginia

    Jobs & Hope WV is a beginning-to-end program that allows an individual to receive free addiction treatment while at the same time receiving free career technical education. All West Virginians are welcome to receive free additional training and certification whether you have a drug issue or not.

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    304-583-4008 or 833-784-1385
    See website for full list of Training and Treatment Centers

  • Workforce WV

    Empowered Employment is a 26 week program through Workforce WV in which its participants who are in recovery have the opportunity to learn new skill sets and to exercise old ones in a workplace setting. This program also includes the study and completion of a curriculum which is designed to address seven foundational building blocks of workplace skills and work ethics.

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