Employment For Families

WV Resources

  • WorkForce West Virginia
    a one-stop center for work force resources, including job opportunities, unemployment compensation, training, and workforce development services.
  • Headed2 Career Simulator for West Virginia
    a career exploration and planning system designed especially for students.
  • WV Association of Rehabilitation Facilities, Inc. (WVARF)
    serves as the state’s Central Nonprofit Agency, linking people with disabilities to meaningful employment opportunities.
  • WV Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS)
    helps people with disabilities establish and reach their vocational goals.
  • WV Joint Apprenticeship Programs
    provides current information on apprenticeship programs in West Virginia and surrounding areas.
  • WV Advanced Career Education (ACE)
    offers credentials, certifications, and licenses in growing industries across the state to make you more valuable in today’s job market. Provides direct links to each school and finds schools/programs close by
  • WV Women Work
    offers free training in the area of construction and manufacturing. Once trained the program assists in finding gainful employment
  • WV Small Business Development Center
    For individuals who would like to own their own business the center provides certified business coaches for free to assist with the entire process of starting a business
  • Union Mission Vocational Advancement Program
    for individuals within their shelter programs they can utilize the vocational advancement program to seek education needed for employment. With the assistance of the mission they provide a 2 month unpaid internship within the community to build work experience
  • Reintegrate Appalachia
    non-profit workforce development project specifically designed for those recovering from substance use disorder. Matches individuals with jobs, assists with skills development, assists with sober living homes (if needed), and assists in enrollment with a medication assisted treatment program (if needed)
  • Jobs & Hope
    WV’s response to substance use disorder crisis. This program offers support through a statewide collaboration of agencies that provide West Virginians in recovery the opportunity to obtain career training and to ultimately secure meaningful employment.
  • Non-Emergency Medical Transport
    Transportation option for medical transport from West Virginia Bureau for Medical services
  • LogistiCare
    Advocacy organization for access to health care in communities
  • Work Incentive Planning and Assistance (WIPA)
    Provides information about options for individuals receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Social Security Income (SSI) who want to work

National Resources

  • Career One Stop
    offers resources such as resume builders, job searches, interview tips and questions, education searches, and more. Offers a review of all careers including salary, training needed, description of the position, advancement, and need.
  • Kids in the House
    this is a parenting website and primarily focuses on child development and parenting, but there are many videos surrounding adult education, money management, single parent household, being a working mother (emotional and practical information), and more
  • O-Net Online
    has a job search tool which allows the individual to search by skill set. Has an assessment to determine what area would be a good fit for employment
  • Take a Break!
    App which provides guided meditation for specifically when needing a break from work.
  • Indeed.com
    Website pulls information from all other job search sites to provide individuals with a full list of career options. Link attached is their career guide which provides interview questions, resume templates and tips, cover letter tips, and a lot of other resources
  • Study.com
    under their “schools” section, there is information about all career paths, as well as interview tips, resume tip, videos, and more.
  • Rat Race Rebellion
    Online listing of work from home positions, side jobs, and ways to get extras such as gift cards. Listings update daily
  • Workplace Strategies for Mental Health
    Resources to assist in maintaining mental health while returning to work
  • Returning to Work: Challenges and Opportunities
    Resource for finding empowerment in the workplace
  • What Career is Right for Me?
    Resource with aptitude tests, articles, skills inventories, career listings, and more to assist in finding a career
  • Redefining Rural America
    Article about employment in rural areas and the importance of addressing rural workers
  • Understanding Barriers to Competitive Employment
    Article discussing barriers adults face when seeking employment
  • 10 Things that Steal Our Motivation & How to Get it Back
    Article on finding motivation to act and create