WorkSmart Kentucky Initiative Unveiled

28 Jan, 2014

Governor Steve Beshear recently announced the creation of WorkSmart Kentucky, an initiative to provide employers efficient, quality and seamless workforce services and resources, all in one place.

Through a team of business service specialists, WorkSmart Kentucky partners with new and existing companies to match employer needs with available workforce resources. Qualifying companies within the commonwealth will be eligible for recruitment and job screening services at no cost.

No matter the company size or location in Kentucky, the newly-created statewide network of WorkSmart teams will provide solutions-based resources that match the needs of Kentucky’s business clients. WorkSmart professionals are tasked with identifying the specific workforce needs of each company, customizing flexible recruitment and training solutions, and implementing quality services in a timely fashion.

In addition, flexible grant funding will be available to offset the costs of customized and in-house training needs; to establish apprenticeship programs; and to provide free safety and OSHA training.

The initiative is a partnership of workforce professionals from the state’s Cabinet for Economic Development, Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, Labor Cabinet and the Kentucky Community and Technical College System.

For complete details, visit the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development.

Illustration by nokhoog_buchachon at Free Digital

Source: Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development

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