Jobs & Hope WV Newsletter | January 2024

*|MC:SUBJECT|* *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* Welcome to the Jobs & Hope WV newsletter! We’re thrilled to have you as part of our community. This newsletter is your go-to source for staying in the loop on the latest news, events, and updates related to our mission. Make sure to connect with us on social media to extend the conversation and engage with…
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Breaking Barriers, Building Success: Inaugural Second Chance Job Fair Shines in Beckley 

BECKLEY, WV — Jobs & Hope WV, the state’s comprehensive response to the substance use disorder crisis, is proud to announce the success of the inaugural Second Chance Job Fair held at the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center on Wednesday, November 8, 2023.  The Second Chance Job Fair, a groundbreaking event to bridge barriers and empower…
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Bringing Opportunities Closer: Jobs & Hope WV Offers Transportation Assistance to Second Chance Job Fair Attendees 

Beckley, WV – In a concerted effort to break down barriers and empower West Virginians looking to rebuild their lives and careers, Jobs & Hope WV, in collaboration with the West Virginia Schools of Diversion and Transition (WVSDT) and MODIVCARE, is excited to announce a significant initiative for the upcoming Second Chance Job Fair. The…
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Bridging Barriers: Jobs & Hope WV’s Inaugural Second Chance Job Fair Aims to Empower Future Opportunities

BECKLEY, W.Va. – Jobs & Hope WV aims to bridge barriers and empower futures by connecting employers and workers during the inaugural Second Chance Job Fair in Beckley on Wednesday, November 8, 2023. The event will bring job seekers, employers, and community resource partners to the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center (200 Armory Drive, Beckley) for…
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Jobs & Hope WV Partners with Contractors Association of West Virginia for Construction of All-Accessible Playground 

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Participants from Jobs & Hope WV’s Heavy Equipment Operator Course, a partnership with the West Virginia Military Authority, collaborated with The Contractors Association of West Virginia (CAWV), March-Westin Company, Wolfe’s Excavating LLC, Reclaim Company, LLC and The Young Contractors Forum to begin the first phase of building an all-accessible playground for people…
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2023 WV Reentry and Recovery WORKS! Speed Hiring Event

Date: July 26, 2023 Location: Bridgeport Conference Center, 300 Conference Center Way, Bridgeport, WV 26330 Labor shortage? Supply chain chaos? Across the nation, there are more job openings than people applying. Meanwhile, millions of individuals in substance use recovery and formerly incarcerated Americans who have served their time struggle to find stable employment upon reentry.…
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Gov. Justice announces Get Paid to Pay it Forward campaign, paying drivers to transport individuals to treatment

Good News Mountaineer Garage partnership also highlighted WATCH FULL EVENT | VIEW PHOTO ALBUM CHARLESTON, WV – Gov. Jim Justice announced today the Get Paid to Pay it Forward campaign, compensating drivers for transporting individuals to substance use treatment. This initiative, part of the Jobs & Hope West Virginia Program, addresses the transportation challenges faced by people seeking substance use…
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“Get Paid to Pay it Forward” Offers Incentives to Combat Transportation Barriers in Substance Use Treatment

The “Get Paid to Pay it Forward” campaign aims to tackle the issue of transportation barriers that people seeking treatment for substance use disorder face in West Virginia. This issue is particularly acute in rural areas with limited public transportation options, and it can lead to delays in treatment, which is a critical concern in a state with the highest overdose rate in the nation.

West Virginia Northern Community College Selected one of 16 Community Colleges Nationwide Rural Guided Pathway Project

WHEELING, W.VA. – The National Center for Inquiry and Improvement (NCII) has selected West Virginia Northern Community College (WVNCC), along with only 15 other community colleges across the country, to participate in the Rural Guided Pathways project grant-funded by Ascendium and Lumina. During this three-year project, WVNCC will work with the other 15 community colleges,…
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