The Center for Rural Development, in partnership with the KCTCS schools, invites you to continue your education by attending one or more of these Certified Fiber Optics (CFO) training courses, to help you become the most qualified in your field!

  • CFO Technician: May 13-15
  • CFO Specialist (Splicing): May 16-17
  • CFO Specialist (Outside Plant): May 20-21

When: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Valley Oak Industrial Park
347 Coin Road, Somerset, KY

We have funding assistance available to pay for 80% of each certification you would like to take. You may register for multiple certifications, provided you have not previously taken them. There are only eight seats left in each class so act fast!

Who is eligible?
If you are an unemployed or under-employed individual who lives in one of the following Kentucky counties, you are eligible to apply for Certified Fiber Optics training:

Bell, Clay, Floyd, Harlan, Johnson, Knott, Knox, Laurel, Leslie, Letcher, McCreary, Perry, Pulaski, and Whitley counties 

Contact information:
For more information, please contact Beka Burton at 606-677-6034 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For more details, visit the Center's website:

Job Fair Walmart Distribution Center London

Walmart Distribution Center in London, Kentucky will be holding a Job Fair at the London Community Center (529 S Main St, London, KY 40741), April 25 from 2 pm to 7 pm. Benefits include: Paid Time Off, 6% 401k Match, $16.25 Pay, Incentive Programs, 3/4 Day Schedule, Discount Program and more. 

Commissioner of the Department of Workforce Investment Ray Leathers addressing the Kentucky Career Center - Cumberlands Board of Directors

Kentucky Department of Workforce Investment Commissioner Ray Leathers addressed the Cumberlands Workforce Development Board of Directors at the April 16 meeting in Russell Springs. Leathers delivered a presentation outlining key points of the state's strategic plan for workforce development.

Leathers said the Kentucky Workforce Innovation Board (KWIB) strategic plan goals include increasing employer engagement, increasing educational attainments and completions, increasing Kentucky's workforce participation rate and aligning the resources of partners across the state.

Molly is studying at the University of Kentucky to prepare for medical school, but she didn't know what her career path might be until she recieved a little help and direction from the Kentucky Career Center's Youth Services.  Listen to Molly's story:

RAJ Job fair

RAJ Transport and RAJ Hauling will be hosting a job fair on Thursday, April 11 from 10am—1pm at the Red Roof Inn in London, Kentucky. RAJ is a small family owned trucking company based in Lexington, Kentucky. 

RAJ Transport is seeking immediate hires for regional & O.T.R. positions. Qualifications include a valid Class A CDL license, 2 years of tractor trailer experience, no more than 1 major preventable accident (within the last 3 years), and no reckless driving or DUI’s. Download the RAJ Transport Job Fair flyer for more details.

RAJ Hauling qualifications include a valid Class B License and one year of driving experience. Bring two forms of ID and physical long form/physical card. Download the RAJ Hauling Job Fair flyerHauling Job Fair flyer for more details.

Benefits include full health insurance (with 50% paid for by the company). Dental and vision benefits are also available.

Contact the Recruiting Department at (859) 490-0090 or (859) 866-1914 for an alternate interview date.

Community Resource Map display on website

The Kentucky Career Center - Cumberlands has added a Community Resource Map featuring the region's Top Employers, Training and Education assets, Partner Organizations, and Public Facilities to our website. These resources are easily filtered by county and type of asset, with contact information and a map location.

We developed this directory for our internal use but realized it would be of value to job seekers, employers, community resource agencies and more.

This resource is still being compiled and expanded, so if you think your business, agency or organization would be a valuable addition, you can submit your listing for consideration using our online request form.

Have questions?

Give us a call or stop by your closest Kentucky Career Center and we'll be glad to help you with your career and employment needs. 

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Job Fairs and Info!

Check out our News & Events section for notice of upcoming Job Fairs and other events. 

See our News & Events section.