Workforce Development Board announces new tools to help unemployed locals

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.- The South Central Workforce Development Board announced several changes Friday to deal with what it calls a “staggering” number of individuals seeking information on unemployment.

According to a news release, the organization is implementing new online tools for job-seekers and employers, such as webinars and a jobs portal. In addition, extra staff is being brought in to assist with telephone calls.

The Board oversees both the Bowling Green and Glasgow Kentucky Career Centers. While both offices are closed to the public, the staff is busier than ever fielding calls and helping connect people to the resources they need, according to the news release.

On Thursday, March 26 alone, the Kentucky Career Center assisted over 240 individuals with their unemployment filings and questions. Since March 18, the Career Center has responded to almost 1,800 calls. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, 48,000 Kentuckians filed for unemployment just last week.

If you are seeking answers to unemployment questions, you are asked to visit southcentralworkforce.com or you may contact (270) 746-7425.