Training a sustainable workforce to meet the needs of employers is the key role of WIB-KC.
To assist employers with hiring and maintaining an educated, skilled workforce we offer the following services:
Customized Training – You tell us the skills needed for your employees, we’ll work with educators to create those programs or link you with institutions who already have those programs in place.
On-the-Job Training – Similar to a “learn and earn” program, participants train to acquire new skills while also earning wages and benefits as an employee. This helps employers by being reimbursed for a part of the participant’s wages during training while having the services of a full-time employee. It helps the participant develop new skills to be a more productive and marketable employee.
Rapid Response – Rapid Response is a service provided by WorkForce WV and several partner agencies, including WIB-KC, when a dislocation occurs. The Rapid Response team plan and deliver services to enable dislocated workers to transition to new employment as quickly as possible. Services provided by the Rapid Response team include:
Group meetings providing an overview of available re-employment and transition services
Group workshops on resume writing, surviving a layoff, etc.
Group unemployment claim-taking sessions.
Free Fidelity Bonding Program – In West Virginia, the Federal Bonding Program is a joint effort between WorkForce WV and the U.S. Department of Labor. Fidelity bonds are free of charge for any employee or employer. They can be used for any job, any employer and by any job seeker if there are any barriers to employment present. A total of $5,000 bond coverage is usually issued, with NO DEDUCTIBLE amount of liability for the employer. Once the date is set for the applicant to start work, the bond can be issued immediately. The employer signs NO papers. Bonds cannot be resold or transferred. To learn more about the Free Fidelity Bonding Program: www.bonds4jobs.com or contact your local American Job Center.