Business Services

The Kentucky Career Center is an integral partner of the Kentucky Skills Network. 
The Kentucky Skills Network helps you find ways to maintain and grow a thriving workforce based on your market demands. It is a partnership of dedicated workforce professionals from the Cabinet for Economic Development; Education and Workforce Development Cabinet; Labor Cabinet; and the Kentucky Community and Technical College System. 
Together, they create the best solutions to save time and money. For more information on how we can provide your business with solutions please go to: www.kentuckyskillsnetwork.com.
Here is a list of some of the areas in which you can receive help:

WorkKeys/National Career Readiness Certificate
NCRC.ky.gov provides employers, job seekers and workforce professionals with information about ACT's WorkKeys assessments and the Kentucky National Career Readiness Certificate (KY NCRC); a nationally recognized accreditation of demonstrated workplace skills based on the ACT WorkKeys assessments in three foundational areas - applied mathematics, locating information and reading for information. Many employers use the NCRC and other WorkKeys assessments for hiring and promotion.

Foreign Labor Certification
Need to fill jobs and unable to find domestic applicants? Learn the process you must undertake to be sure your migrant and seasonal employees are legal.

Jobs Bank
List your job openings at Focus Talent, integrating education, employment and economic development into one seamless site.

Federal Contractor Job Listing
If a company holds a federal contract worth $100,000 or more, its job openings must be listed with the Kentucky Career Center. 
Job postings can be made at Focus Talent. Contact a local Kentucky Career Center office for more information.

Rapid Response for Dislocated Workers
Rapid Response is an early-intervention service offered to assist businesses and workers affected by layoffs and plant closings.
The Kentucky Career Center operates the state Rapid Response team. This team is trained to react quickly to announcements concerning permanent facility closures or substantial layoff situations throughout the state. Rapid Response works closely with the local workforce investment boards and the local elected officials in adversely affected areas to ensure that dislocated workers receive program information and services. Rapid Response services are offered at no cost to the business or the participating employees.
The federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) requires employers to provide written notice at least 60 calendar days in advance of covered plant closings and mass layoffs. This assures that assistance can be provided to affected workers, their families and the appropriate communities.
Learn more about the Rapid Response​ service and a listing of employers providing WARN notices for the past four years.
For more information contact:

Kentucky Division of Workforce and Employment Services
275 E. Main St. 2nd Floor 
Frankfort, KY 40601 
502-782-3252 Phone 
502.564.7459 Fax 
Kentucky Relay Service (for the hearing impaired) 1-800-648-6057 

Those interested also may email any questions or comments about WARN to Michelle DeJohn at Michelle.DeJohn@ky.gov.

Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA)
This program helps workers who have lost their jobs as a result of increased imports or shifts in production out of the United States. TAA program services and benefits are provided to help eligible workers get back to work.
For more information, see Trade Adjustment Assistance Program​.

Veterans Employment Program
The Kentucky Career Center has local veterans employment representatives (LVER) and disabled veteran outreach program specialists (DVOP) assigned specifically to assist veterans with their employment and training needs. These dedicated staff members work with other career center staff, Veterans' Employment and Training Service, Department of Veterans Affairs and various other organizations whose focus is on helping veterans improve their employability and career options.
More information available here.

Employers with Federal Contracts
Employers who have contracts (or subcontracts) of $100,000 or more with the federal government are required to take affirmative action to hire and promote qualified veterans. 
These employers must list their job openings with the Office of Employment and Training so that qualified campaign veterans and special disabled veterans can receive priority referrals for those jobs. 
These employers must file an annual report with Veterans Employment and Training Services (VETS) showing the number of campaign veterans and special disabled veterans in their work forces.

Recruitment and Mass Application
Assistance can be provided to employers in the initial start-up of a new company, company expansions, seasonal hiring or just to fill vacant positions as they occur.
Assistance in recruitment, testing, taking and screening applications and creating resumes is available. Local staff members will go onsite to an employer’s place of business or provide space in any of our offices for application taking, interviewing and testing.
If you are an employer in need of this type of assistance contact the Kentucky Career Center office​ in your area.

Reporting New Hires
Mail new hire reports to:
Kentucky New Hire Reporting
P. O. Box 2586 
Atlanta, GA 30301 

Go to the Kentucky New Hire Reporting Center website to obtain information or to report new hires online.
Call the Kentucky New Hire Reporting Center at 1-800-817-2262 or 1-804-771-9602 for any questions regarding the new hire law. 
Help Desk staff is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.