Kentucky Career Center


Employment and Unemployment Insurance (UI) in-person services are available at the Kentucky Career Centers located in Ashland and Morehead.

Here are some things you need to know:

  1. Only individuals with an appointment will have access to in-person UI services.
  2. You can schedule appointments at
  3. Appointments will fill up quickly. However, the appointments will be available on a rolling schedule so there will be new opportunities to schedule.
  4. Masks are required. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided to you.
  5. Temperatures will be taken at the door prior to entrance. Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 or higher, exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, or has been in contact with a COVID positive person will need to reschedule for in-person and/or will be offered a virtual meeting at a later date.
  6. The only person who can enter the building is the individual whose name is on the claim. We are not allowed to provide information to family and/or friends regarding the claim.  Due to limited space and COVID guidelines, family members and/or friends who accompany you to the meeting will be asked to wait in the vehicle.
  7. You must have a valid government photo identification card (Driver’s License/Permit, State issued ID Card, Military ID, Passport) that you will present to staff prior to entering the building.
  8. Please arrive approximately 5 minutes prior to your appointment time. It is not necessary to arrive earlier as individuals will be called in the order of their appointments, and not in the order in which they arrive.  Individuals without appointments will not have access to in-person UI services.

There are a significant number of jobs available in the local area.  Each individual will be given information regarding current job opportunities and how to apply.


If you were affected by the closure of AK Steel in Ashland KY, and worked for AK Steel, Hatzel & Buehler or L.R. Daniels, the company has a petition certified by the US Department of Labor. You may be entitled to receive services under the TRADE program. If you are interested in pursuing your eligibility contact Kentucky Career Center – Ashland at 606-920-2024.

Information on changes and processes with Unemployment Insurance as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak:


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Security Services

TENCO Workforce Development Board is accepting Quotes for Security Services to be provided on a temporary basis at the Kentucky Career Center in Maysville. For more information on how to apply, please open the Request for Quotes.


Kentucky Career Center – TENCO Program Spotlight

Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission Senior Employment Program:

TENCO WDB – Regional/Local Strategic Plan (2021-2025)

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act requires a Regional/Local Strategic Plan be submitted every four years. The plan is organized into five sections: Economic and Workforce Analysis of the Region (33 counties of EKCEP and TENCO), Strategic Vision and Goals, Alignment of Local and Regional Area Partnerships and Investment Strategies, Program Design and Evaluation, and Compliance/Performance/Administrative Cost. The Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, Department of Workforce Investment, developed the format of question and answer for the document. The plan will be on this website until May 30, 2021 for public comment. If you would like to provide a comment or request modification of the plan, please email

Regional/Local Strategic Plan

Who We Are

Kentucky Career Center – TENCO:

A one-stop solution for employers and job seekers

With four centers in the KCC – TENCO region, both employers and job seekers have broad and direct access to information about everything from job openings to specialized assistance and training programs. Staff is also available to help employers access the most recent labor market information, on-the-job training opportunities, and other employment-related assistance. The TENCO Workforce Development Board serves the following counties: Bath, Boyd, Bracken, Fleming, Greenup, Lewis, Mason, Montgomery, Robertson, and Rowan. Our Career Centers are available in four locations: Ashland, Maysville, Mt. Sterling, and Morehead.


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What To Expect

Getting Started

Career Counseling is available at no cost to all Kentucky Career Center – TENCO visitors:

  • Share localized labor market data
  • Information on job leads
  • Counseling to match your interests, skills and experience
  • Access to career center computers and Internet access

We can help with your search for jobs,  resume writing and other tasks related to your job search. We can even provide the space and equipment for job interviews via videoconference.

Finding a Job

Working closely with many employers across the region, the career center staff has the latest information about who’s hiring and what skills are in demand.

  • One-on-one assistance with writing a great resume and cover letter or completing applications
  • Help in giving  employers the best first impression

If you have, or think you have a disability, that is affecting your ability to work, we have qualified job seeker staff ready to assist you.

Free Workshops

We offer a number of workplace skills development opportunities to all job seekers:

  • Free workshops
  • Interviewing
  • Basic computer applications

Classes and schedules vary, so it’s best to call your nearest career center for upcoming workshops.

Rapid Response

Have you recently became unemployed due to a layoff or business closure? Check out these resources:


WIOA Forms

Are you thinking about making a career change, but need additional training? Are you interested in training for a high-demand career? Follow the link below to get the process started.


Career EDGE

Recently implemented statewide, the TENCO Workforce Development Board is excited to announce access to a virtual program built to provide job seekers tools for employment success.


Business Spotlight

CTI Foods mission is to be the best custom food and culinary solutions team, focused on driving results for our customers.

Approaching $1.5 billion in sales and 2000 employees nationwide, CTI Foods provides chef led innovation, quality and value to our customers and serves the restaurant and industrial ingredient industries with proteins, soups, sauces, and dressing innovations through our USDA and FDA – approved production facilities in Texas, Idaho, California, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and Iowa.

Fostering a culture of collaboration, integrity, and continuous improvement, we seek only the best talent to join our organization.

The CTI Foods facility in Owingsville, KY (Bath Co) employs 320 individuals and they are always on the lookout for new talent! If you are interested in a job with CTI Foods visit your local Kentucky Career Center to get started.


Contact Us

We welcome your questions about what we do. You can use this contact form to leave us a detailed message about your situation and we will get back with you. Or, you may call one of our Career Centers below:

Ashland: 606-920-2024
Maysville: 606-564-3347
Mt. Sterling: 859-554-2525
Morehead: 606-783-8525

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