Resources

The Region 2 WIB plays an active role in the business community by providing businesses and employers with career development professionals and services designed to improve your employees' skills and your company's profitability.

Speakers Bureau

The Region 2 WIB Speakers Bureau allows individuals from businesses and local employers throughout our region to educate our youth about the career opportunities in the business world and prepare them to be the productive employees on which your future businesses depend.

If you are interested in becoming a speaker on one of the topics above or have a topic of your own you would like to be listed, please contact the Region 2 WIB at info@wvregion2.org or call 1-866-262-JOBS (1-866-262-5348).

Job Fair

Throughout the year, the Region 2 WIB hosts and participates in numerous Job Fairs in our seven county region. Hundreds of employers and businesses participate by setting up booths at the events and screening potential employees.

For more information on how your company can be part of a job fair, or for schedule information, call us toll-free at 1-800-252-JOBS (1-866-262-5348).

Avoiding/Dealing with Layoffs

Are you facing the need to reduce your workforce? We can help you maintain your image as a concerned, compassionate employer and get your employees back in the workforce quicker. The WORKFORCE West Virginia Centers and Learning Centers will provide you with trained personnel counselors to help your employees deal with the effects of a layoff through a transition period.

A very successful service that is provided by the Learning Centers is the informational meetings.

Additionally, the WORKFORCE West Virginia Centers and Learning Centers will work with you to explore your opportunities to avoid layoffs. We will work with you to develop an action plan that helps you keep the employees you do have and increase productivity and efficiency.

Call today at 1-800-252-JOBS (1-866-262-5348) or email us at satellites@wvregion2.org to find out more!

Informational Meeting

When your company is faced with the reality of a layoff of 50 or less individuals, the Learning Center will bring in career professionals from organizations like unemployment, the WORKFORCE West Virginia Center, Children's Health Insurance and Credit Counseling to give your employees the information they need to stay on the right track during transitional times.

If you need to talk to one of our career professionals regarding an informational meeting, please call us at 1-800-252-JOBS (1-866-262-5348) or visit the Our Locations page on this website to find the Learning Center nearest you.

Training

The Region 2 WIB plays an active role in the business community by providing businesses and employers with career development professionals and services designed to improve your employees' skills and your company's profitability.

WorkKeys

The WorkKeys Assessment is a very valuable tool for any company. It allows you to evaluate the skills of your employees and potential employees. From that evaluation, we can help you identify the areas that can improve your overall productivity, efficiency and profitability.

The results will provide you with specific areas we can help your employees increase their basic skill levels in areas critical for successful performance on the job.

Skill Certification

The Region 2 WORKFORCE Investment Board has partnered with the WORKFORCE West Virginia Centers, Learning Centers and local Chambers of Commerce to provide job seekers and employers with a comprehensive skills enhancement system that allows them or their employees to become "Skills Certified" in the basic skills needed for a specific occupation or for employment.

Through WorkKeys, a job seeker or employee can participate in training that allows them to demonstrate to their employer or potential employer that they possess the basic skills they need to excel at their career! To learn more, please call us at 304-429-5900 or 1-800-252-JOBS (1-866-262-5348) or email us at info@wvregion2.org.

Job Readiness

The WORKFORCE West Virginia Center and Learning Centers assist employers and job seekers in many areas. Just one of those services is the job readiness training that is provided.

Through the Region 2 Excel System, individuals are trained to become productive employees during a six-week, comprehensive program course that teaches skills such as applied math, reading for information, locating information and overall job skills.

To find out more, please call us at 1-800-252-JOBS (1-866-262-5348) or email us today.

Entrepreneurship

The Region 2 WIB has created partnerships throughout the seven-county area that allow enterprising individuals to learn skills they need to operate their own business. The entrepreneurial training that is available allows individuals to learn about all the requirements of operating their own business including:

  • Registration requirements
  • Business planning
  • Employee needs
  • Business growth
  • Marketing assistance
  • Tax issues

One of the partners of the Region 2 WORKFORCE Investment Board that is associated with entrepreneurial training is Unlimited Futures, Inc. To learn more, please call us at 1-800-252-JOBS (1-866-262-5348) or email us today.

Employee Assistance Plan