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Eastern Kentuckians Affected by Layoffs Due to COVID-19 Eligible for Career Assistance Through New ReWork EKY Program

Eastern Kentuckians and their spouses affected by layoffs due to the current COVID-19 pandemic are now eligible to receive assistance through a new program—ReWork EKY—that will help connect them with training or new job opportunities and quickly get back to work.

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EKCEP Partnering to help launch EKYWorks 2.0 27-county Workforce ASSESSMENT WITH EMPLOYER AND RESIDENT SURVEYS

Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program (EKCEP), Inc. is partnering with One East Kentucky, Kentucky Power Company, Ashland Alliance, and Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) to launch the EKYWorks 2.0 workforce study, following up on the region’s first-ever comprehensive workforce study conducted in 2016.

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Louisa Native Kennedy Marcum Says Layoff Was Blessing in Disguise with Assistance from Northeast Kentucky KCC JobSight

After more than a decade in the coal industry, Lawrence Countian Kennedy Marcum never thought he would utter such blasphemous words.

“Getting laid off was a blessing, honestly,” he admits, adjusting in his seat in the Northeast Kentucky Career Center JobSight offices in Louisa. “I didn’t think a layoff would become a blessing.”

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Cumberlands Partners with EKCEP to Offer Cybersecurity Classes for Eastern Kentucky High School Students

 

High school juniors and seniors in 23 Appalachian Coalfields counties in Kentucky will have the option to develop cyber

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Career Edge Platform Implemented in EKCEP Service Area

Career EDGE, a web-based platform to deliver virtual career services to jobseekers, is now being implemented statewide. Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program (EKCEP), Inc. is excited about this service and the opportunity it provides for jobseekers within its 23-county service area.

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