The Kentucky Chamber Workforce Center staff is working with employers looking for talent due to surges experienced with COVID-19. Our team is working with Kentucky's Workforce and Education Cabinet and Career Centers across the state to identify talent currently experiencing job loss due to COVID-19.
Click the link below to see Who’s Hiring! The list of job openings is large and updated frequently. Also, if you are an employer needing a workforce, you can add your company to this listing.
There is also a list of 'Fair Chance' employers looking for employees.
This effort is a public service and of no costs to the employer or citizens of Kentucky.
Team Kentucky has partnered with a number of companies across the state to deploy Contact Tracers, Social Support Connectors, and Disease Investigators related to COVID-19. To learn more about these positions and the vendors who are hiring, download this document: http://cumberlandsworkforce.com/images/news-2020/contacttracingemployment.pdfJob summary and qualifications for these positions are available in the first three links of the document.
Job Corps is the largest nationwide residential career training program and has been in operation since 1964. The program helps eligible, low-income young people ages 16 through 24 complete their high school education, earn a driver’s license, and receive hands-on career training at their own pace. Job Corps also offers tuition-free housing, meals, basic health care, a living allowance, and career transition services.Job Corps has a center in Pine Knot, Kentucky. To learn more about Kentucky Job Corps download this Information Packet PDF: http://cumberlandsworkforce.com/images/news-2020/KY-Job-Corps-Information-Packet.pdf or, visit the Pine Knot Job Corps Center website at: https://pineknot.jobcorps.gov/
JOB SEEKERS, EMPLOYERS & YOUTH (18-24) can get faster assistance during the COVID-19 crisis. We are simplifying the process with three simple online forms, one for Job Seekers, one for Employers needing employees, and one for Youth seeking summer employment. Our goal is to get Kentuckians working, and we have many tools and resources to meet the challenge. There is no fee or obligation.JOB SEEKERS can get started here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WBGYC52EMPLOYERS can get started here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Q2TQGNT
YOUTH (18-24) can get started here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6XTZPX2
Unemployment Insurance Benefits Expanded Due to COVID-19 to include:
(List includes but is not limited to these groups)
Note: If you have already applied for UI benefits since March 6 do not reapply. Your claim will be processed.
Step 1: Visit kcc.ky.gov
Step 2: Click File Claim
Kentuckians can call for Kentucky Career Center services including Unemployment Insurance questions. Lake Cumberland Region filers with questions should call Somerset: 606-677-4124. Claimants can also call the UI Help Line at 502-564-2900 if you have questions.
Employer Information (for the last 18 months)
Other Information You May Need
In order to serve you better, Unemployment Insurance claims will be filed on a specific day of the week based on the first letter of your last name.
Day 1: You complete the initial application online at kcc.ky.gov or by phone at: 502-875-0442 Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., ET
Day 2: The Office of Unemployment Insurance will determine if you have a valid claim.
Day 3-12: You will receive a letter that states the amount of your payment.
Day 13: If there are no disqualifying factors, we will generate the payment by either direct deposit or a debit card within 2 to 5 days.
Day 28: If you continue to be unemployed you can request your second benefit payment online at kcc.ky.gov or calling 877-369-5984.
Information that can be viewed on your account summary page:
Information on the Next Steps if Your Identity Verification Failed
1. Read the information and select “I Agree”
2. Enter SSN and PIN
3. Scroll down to the My Account section
4. Click Account Summary
To file your UI claim, visit kcc.ky.gov
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Kentucky Career Center - Cumberlands will not be providing in-person services until further notice. Below is the information you need about filing Unemployment Insurance claims.
Are You Eligible?If you are laid off due to the Coronavirus outbreak, you may be eligible for unemployment insurance.
Waiting Period SuspendedGovernor Beshear's Executive Order means that the seven-day waiting period is temporarily suspended.
You Will Need The Following To File Your UI ClaimPERSONAL INFORMATION
EMPLOYER INFORMATION (for the last 18 months)
OTHER INFO YOU MAY NEED
Daily Claims By Last NameIn order to serve you better, UI claims will be filed on a specific day of the week based on the first letter of your last name.
To File A ClaimVisit:https://uiclaims.des.ky.gov/eBenefits_enu/start.swe?SWECmd=Start&SWEHo=uiclaims.des.ky.govOr Call:502-875-0422 or 877-369-5984
Questions About Your ClaimIf you have questions regarding your claim, please contact your local Kentucky Career Center at 606-677-4124 or the state at 502-875-0442 or 877-369-5984.
KCC Physical Office Locations ClosedFollowing Governor Beshear's executive order, all 13 physical office locations of the Kentucky Career Center - Cumberlands will remain closed until further notice. While our physical locations are closed to the public, please continue to follow our Facebook/social media or visit our website at http://www.cumberlandsworkforce.com to stay informed about the latest information.
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