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Bill aims to move more people off assistance, into workforce

Kentucky House Republican leaders introduced legislation aimed at shifting more people off public assistance and into the workforce.

House Republicans to offer public assistance reform bill

Lawmakers say the bill will encourage people to enter the workforce by helping them overcome such barriers as health insurance and child care costs.

Governor Andy Beshear: State will continue accepting refugees

Governor Andy Beshear says Kentucky will continue accepting refugees. This comes after an offer from the Trump administration to halt refugee resettlement.

Kentucky-based insurer Humana to lay off 2% of workforce

A health insurance provider says it's laying off more than 800 people.

Sessions offered on changes to Kentucky Work Ready program

The Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet plans to host two sessions in January to educate local officials and community leaders on revised criteria for the Kentucky Work Ready Communities program.

Unemployment rates fall in 102 Kentucky counties

Kentucky officials say unemployment rates fell in 102 of the state's 120 counties between September 2016 and September 2017.

City workforce grants support job training, economic development

Lexington now accepting workforce grants designed to support non-profit agencies that offer job training and economic development services.

Asbury University offers training for work in film industry

A Kentucky college says it wants to help people who aspire to work in the film industry.

After Veto, Bevin Creates College Scholarship Program

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin has created a scholarship program for Kentucky high school students after vetoing a similar proposal earlier this year.

With lawsuit pending, Bevin moves forward with grant program

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin is moving forward with awarding $100 million for workforce training projects despite a warning from the top House Democrat that the actions could be illegal.

E. Kentucky workforce has dropped 20 percent in past decade

A new study of eastern Kentucky workers says the labor force has declined by 20 percent over the past 10 years as people have stopped looking for work after being stymied by their lack of education and a struggling coal industry.

3 more Kentucky counties certified as work ready

Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet Secretary Hal Heiner said in a statement that Bullitt, Montgomery and Trigg counties have been added to the official list of Kentucky Work Ready Communities.

Workforce training initiative adds chapter in NE Kentucky

Gov. Matt Bevin says a workforce training initiative has expanded into northeastern Kentucky.

Mercer County becomes “Kentucky Work Ready Community”

The state says Mercer County has been certified as a Kentucky Work Ready Community. And it says Letcher, Lewis and Wayne counties have reached the Kentucky Work Ready Communities in Progress level.

Gov. Beshear announces newest ‘Kentucky Work Ready Communities’

The state says seven counties have been certified as Kentucky Work Ready Communities. The list includes Boyd, Carlisle, Greenup, Marshall, McCracken, Union and Washington counties. In addition, the state says Caldwell, Fulton, Green and Harrison counties have reached the Kentucky Work Ready Communities in Progress level.

Beshear: More than half of Ky. counties are ‘work ready’

Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear says half of Kentucky's 120 counties have been certified as work ready communities.

Workforce shortage faces Kentucky’s next governor

Kentucky's major employers say they can't find enough qualified workers as the state climbs out of a national recession.

Kentucky awarded grant for education, workforce data access

Kentucky has been awarded more than $6.7 million in a four-year federal grant to expand access to education and workforce data.

Sept. 18 deadline for weather-related unemployment insurance

Officials from the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet today announced that four Kentucky counties have qualified for Disaster Unemployment Assistance.

Kentucky college enrollment inches upward

Two new reports from the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics shows more high school graduates are going to college, and those that go are more prepared for the academic challenges.

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