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West Virginia has the nation's second-lowest overall employee turnover rate, 15% below the national average. In manufacturing, the state has the nation's lowest employee turnover rate, 31% below the national average.

Governor's Guaranteed Work Force Program

The program provides training awards for eligible new and expanding companies that create at least 10 new jobs within a 12-month period.

Funding levels are based on wages and benefits, location of facilities, number of employees and number of individuals needing training. Awards cannot exceed $2,000 per trainee.

Small businesses eligible for this program may receive up to 75 percent of actual training cost (maximum of $5,000) for preapproved technology, technical and regulatory compliance training.

The Incumbent Worker Training Program and the Competitive Improvement Program, training dollars are available for existing companies that may not be ready to hire at this time.

For more information, call 304-558-7027, e-mail trainingapplication@workforcewv.org or visit www.workforcewv.org.

Region 2 Workforce Investment Board

Region 2 Workforce Investment Board serves the needs of businesses by helping recruit, and retain employees by improving productivity, providing training and employment resources such as customized training and on-the-job training.


WorkForce West Virginia Career Center
#19 Putnam Village Shopping Center
Teays, WV 25569

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