Business Spotlight: FirstLight Home Care

FirstLight Home Care … FirstLight Home Care of Eastern Kentucky is a lifeline not only for aging seniors, but for people recovering from illness, injury or surgery, adults with disabilities, veterans, and anyone 18 and older who needs in-home support. A highly trained caregiving team delivers quality, essential home care to families in Eastern Kentucky, including services such as errands, transportation [...]

November 24th, 2021|

Business Spotlight: Cabinet Works

Cabinet Works … Cabinetworks Group is America’s second largest cabinetry manufacturer, with offices and manufacturing facilities across the country including a facility in Mt. Sterling, KY. The Mt. Sterling facility employees 600 staff. Cabinetworks Group brands have been in the cabinet manufacturing business for over a century, leveraging that experience to deliver the industry’s best service, and to help you exceed the customers’ [...]

November 22nd, 2021|

Business Spotlight: Crounse Corporation

Crounse Coporation … This month’s spotlight goes to Crounse Corporation in Maysville, KY. There are two main offices — one in Maysville, KY and the other in Paducah, KY. Crounse is part of the transportation industry and transports over 30 million tons of cargo each year along the U.S. Inland Waterways. Crounse is currently hiring for deckhands and chefs. Crounse offers benefits, career [...]

November 18th, 2021|

Columbia Gas making customers aware of avenues for financial help

Columbia Gas of Kentucky is preparing for the winter heating season and is urging customers to do the same. While we communicate this message to our customers every year, it is of special importance for the coming heating season because wholesale natural gas prices have risen significantly. Although Columbia Gas makes no profit from the gas it buys for its customers, we are [...]

November 10th, 2021|

OUI focusing on legit claims, nixing fraud from UI rolls

FRANKFORT, Ky. — In an effort to mitigate fraud and allow state unemployment officials to focus on assisting Kentuckians with legitimate claims, the Office of Unemployment Insurance will require all claimants to meet a new identity verification requirement beginning next week. Effective Nov. 4, all unemployment insurance (UI) claimants who have not verified their identity with, a third-party ID verification vendor, will be [...]

November 4th, 2021|

Cyber criminals using spoofed unemployment benefits websites to defraud public

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is issuing this announcement to alert and help the public recognize and avoid spoofed, or fake, unemployment benefit websites.Cyber criminals have created these spoofed websites to collect personal and financial data from US victims. These spoofed websites imitate the appearance of and can be easily mistaken for legitimate websites offering unemployment benefits. You can LEARN MORE HERE. [...]

October 19th, 2021|

Resources available to help jobless as pandemic unemployment programs end

FRANKFORT, Ky. — As federal pandemic unemployment insurance (UI) programs expire on Sept. 6, claimants who need help finding work or career services can turn to more than a dozen Kentucky Career Center offices across the commonwealth for help. Staff in each of the regional centers can provide job leads and job search assistance as well as adult education and vocational rehabilitation services, said [...]

September 3rd, 2021|

AK Steel closure information

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. [...]

September 2nd, 2021|

TENCO board approves Morehead certificate

The TENCO Workforce Development Board met on August 19, 2021 and approved the review committee’s recommendation that the Kentucky Career Center in Morehead receive Comprehensive Career Center Certification. This certification affirms the career center’s commitment to customer service and continuous improvement as we provide unified career services to all job seekers and business services to employers. Through the application and certification process the [...]

August 30th, 2021|

Unemployment programs expiring in September

The last payable week for the following programs is the week ending Sept. 4, 2021, regardless of the balance of the benefits remaining on the claim: Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC), which provides an additional $300 weekly payment to recipients of unemployment compensation. Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), which provides benefits for those who would not usually quality, including the self-employed, gig workers, and part-time [...]

August 10th, 2021|
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