Labor & Workforce:

REGIONAL LABOR FORCE A strong work ethic thrives in Morgan County. We offer a productive, stable and skilled work force. Morgan County can draw from an employee base of 60,000 people to provide a skilled workforce for your company. The West Virginia Development Office and its partners, WORKFORCE West Virginia and the state’s extensive vocational and community technical college system are committed in providing the best turnkey solution to meet the needs of businesses for new and existing workers.

Our work force team is equipped to deploy effective strategies to recruit, screen, test and train applicants by coordinating and leveraging all available state and federal training resources, designing the best possible solution for your business. We guarantee that we will match the skills of West Virginia’s committed, available work force with existing jobs and the jobs of the future. Some of our programs include:


WorkKeys ® Career Readiness Certificates
The nationally-recognized WorkKeys ® Career Readiness Certificates are part of a new initiative from WORKFORCE West Virginia. This initiative will aid in the process of matching qualified job seekers with jobs while assuring businesses that the state of West Virginia has a ready and skilled work force.

Governor’s Guaranteed Work Force Program
West Virginia’s key customized training program. This flexible program offers customized training assistance to eligible companies by providing funding that directly supports the transfer of knowledge and skills.

The program offers training grants for eligible companies that create a minimum of 10 new jobs within a 12-month period. It provides the following services:

• Employee recruitment
• Pre-employment assessment
• High performance workplace development
• Structured on-the-job training and development
• Workplace education


The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Program
This customized training program is available to employers that hire individuals that meet specific program requirements. This program targets job seekers that are either economically disadvantaged or displaced due to job shifting in the region.

Small Business Work Force Program
This program offers customized job training awards to small businesses (51 or fewer employees) that show a need for work force training to support a competitive improvement activity.

West Virginia Advance Program
This flexible program offers customized job training awards to new and existing businesses. The program offers development and delivery of training services that will support a company’s startup and ongoing employee development initiatives through a local Community and Technical College.

The Workforce Development Initiative Program
This program encourages working partnerships between area community and technical colleges and the business community. The program requires a one-to-one match from the private sector.

Our team of Workforce and economic development professionals are ready to put together a competitive package to meet your work force needs.
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