West Virginia - Wild and Wonderful

About West Virginia

West Virginia is noted for its mountains and diverse topography, its historically significant logging and coal mining industries, and its political and labor history. It is one of the most densely karstic areas in the world, making it a choice area for recreational caving and scientific research.

Business

West Virginia is full of opportunity for any business with a growing economy and a highly dedicated workforce. Whether you are running an existing business or thinking of starting a new business you can find all of the information you need throughout this business section.

Education

West Virginia is fortunate to have a tremendous education system with a high standard of excellence. Please use the information provided here to learn more about the wealth of educational opportunities in our great state.

Employment

West Virginia is home to one of the finest workforces in the country based on our hard work and commitment to quality. Whether you are looking for new job opportunities, enhancing your job skills or researching future employment trends you can find all of the information you need throughout this employment section.

Family

West Virginia offers the perfect balance of a rural and urban setting that suits a variety of lifestyles. This is a state where you can go whitewater rafting in the morning, go to an art exhibit in the afternoon and attend a concert in the evening. Whether you just moved to the Mountain State or your family has been here since it was founded, you are part of our community.

Health

Maintaining proper health is vital to ensuring the highest quality of life possible. West Virginia strives to provide one of the best health care systems in the country that is affordable and available to all residents of the state. This section contains numerous resources to assist you in accessing the health care services provided in the state.

Tourism

Exhilarate in the lasting beauty and natural wonder scattered throughout West Virginia. From unmatched outdoor recreation to world-class resorts, breathtaking scenery and a variety of cultural and historic attractions, West Virginia is an ideal spot to plan your next adventure. Discover for yourself what makes West Virginia wild and wonderful.

 WORKFORCE West Virginia Announces 60 Job Openings Beckley-based company seeking iron workers, pipe fitters and other skilled workers

5/29/2008

Charleston, W.Va. – A West Virginia based company is looking to fill more than 60 new construction-based positions across West Virginia and other states, according to WORKFORCE West Virginia, an agency of the West Virginia Department of Commerce. 

Paying $18-$20 per hour, these positions provide excellent benefits and per diems (which may include travel costs and room and board, depending upon the job site), as well as monthly incentive bonuses.  In addition, the company will waiver its waiting period for benefits from 90 days to the first day of the month after employment.

Though based in Beckley, the company needs to fill positions throughout West Virginia and in neighboring states as well.  Concentrated mainly in the energy and coal industries, the company is interested in individuals with experience as crane operators, pipe fitters, iron workers, millwrights, or field welders. Minimum years of experience, credentials and other requirements are included in the job descriptions.

Governor Manchin is strongly advocating West Virginians to apply, even those who have had to leave the state to find work elsewhere. “We want to fill these positions with as many West Virginians as possible,” said Gov. Manchin. “While we strongly encourage current residents to apply, we also would like to see former residents submit applications as well.” 

The company has been collaborating with WORKFORCE West Virginia to find qualified candidates for the positions.  Ron Radcliff, Executive Director of WORKFORCE West Virginia says, “This company is doing very well and has seen an increased workload; therefore, requiring it to hire more employees to meet demands. WORKFORCE West Virginia was set up to help businesses find the right people to fill jobs like this, and we are happy to help.”

Radcliff would like to see these jobs go to West Virginians and not be subcontracted out. “If the company cannot fill these vacancies with skilled West Virginia residents, it will have to subcontract, which will likely be with an out-of-state company.  We certainly would rather have those jobs filled by West Virginians. We know they are available, we just have to make them aware that the positions are there.”

The Region 1 WORKFORCE West Virginia Career Center is managing this account. Interested candidates should contact the Beckley office at 304-256-6792.  Please refer to the following job numbers when calling or applying for positions: Crane Operator, WV8736536; Pipe Fitters, WV8740046; Iron Worker, WV9735316; Field Welders, WV9374155; Millwrights, WV2652555.

Positions can also be reviewed at www.HometoWV.com by clicking on the “jobs” tab.

Contact Information

Jama L. Jarrett
304-558-2003, ext. 341