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Having a healthy workforce is the foundation for a strong economy. Recent announcements in West Virginia of companies locating here, coupled with federal infrastructure programs that demand reliable workers, it raises a simple yet important question: Does the state have the people for the jobs?
In this new series from West Virginia Public Broadcasting, our newsroom takes a deep dive into the strengths and challenges of West Virginia’s workforce.
Rebuttal To WorkForce W.Va. Job-Seeking Services Story
“There are people out there that need work. I don’t know how to find them. And I’m not having much luck with WorkForce,” Brent Sears said.
Severe Shortage Of Skilled Trades Has Ripple Effect Across Housing Industry
A lack of available housing inventory, and land on which to build, is exacerbated by a massive shortage of laborers and skilled tradesmen to build the houses.
Federal Funding At Work: Building Infrastructure And Jobs In Appalachia
The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, along with the Inflation Reduction Act of last year and other programs are bringing a lot of federal dollars to places like Wheeling.
W.Va. Government Facing, Meeting Workforce Development Challenges
The state government has been successful in attracting national corporations to set up shop in West Virginia. And, they say tourism jobs are ready to explode. The challenge now is filling thousands of positions that demand a wide variety of skill sets.
Jobs Are Coming To W.Va., But Will The Workers Follow?
Do we have enough people to do the jobs, and are enough people willing to work at all? Eric Douglas kicks off our newest radio series, “Help Wanted: Understanding West Virginia’s Labor Force.”