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Workforce Facts

The Putnam County Development Authority wants to help you locate, expand, or start a business in our county.

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When companies encounter challenges in paying for workforce training, the State of West Virginia offers the governor’s guaranteed workforce training program. This program can reimburse up to 50 percent of training costs or up to $2,000 per course per trainee. Examples of covered trainings include: Equipment operation, Information Technology, internal, management/leadership, quality, safety, technical skills, and train-the-trainer. Our team is happy to put you in touch with the workforce development team at the West Virginia Department of Economic Development. 

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West Virginia’s Community and Technical College System partners with industry state-wide to deliver customized training solutions. More information can be found here.

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The Region 2 Workforce Investment Board services Putnam County and offers customized training and other resources to help local industry.

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The average drive time for Putnam County workers is 28 minutes.

Putnam County boasts a 98% employment rate.

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The West Virginia Community & Technical College System offers Learn & Earn, an opportunity for you to hire Associate degree students, in their field of study, and be reimbursed for half their wage. Learn & Earn can be utilized at any West Virginia Community and Technical College. Learn more here.

89% of Putnam Countians have their high school degree or higher & 57% have education beyond high school.

West Virginia has the lowest manufacturing turnover rate in the country.

Our Top Industries:

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What would you like to know about Putnam County, West Virginia? Have a specific site need? Want to speak with the corporate leaders who do business here? Need to know more about local housing options? We’re here to help. Whatever you would like to know about Putnam County or any connections you’re interested in making, turn to our team. We’ll respond quickly!

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971 WV-34, Hurricane, WV






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