Agency tries to revive region’s economy with telework jobs

HAZARD, Ky. (AP) – An agency in eastern Kentucky is attempting to revive the area’s economy with telework jobs as the region’s coal industry struggles.

The Lexington Herald Leader ( ) reports that Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program, a Hazard-based agency, has started the Teleworks USA program in an effort to diversify the area’s struggling economy.

Employees of the program train people in computer and customer service skills and help them polish resumes to prepare for job interviews.

Operations manager for Teleworks USA Betty Hays says trainees also receive certifications covering customer service and sales and learn digital literacy.

Michael Cornett, the head of Teleworks USA, says 213 people found jobs through the program in 2015.


Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader,


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