West Kentucky Workforce Board to Continue Temporary Resource Center at Graves County High School | News

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Graves County High School, one of many schools in the county that reopened on August 6.


The West Kentucky Workforce Board (WKWB) has established two temporary service centers so that tornado survivors can file unemployment insurance claims.

According to the WKWB, the Graves County High School Service Center has helped nearly 400 people who lost their homes or businesses in the December 10 tornado.

Graves County High School will open as a temporary service center from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. from December 27-29.

According to Kentucky Education and Workforce Development, people who have become unemployed, or those who are self-employed and whose work was interrupted due to the tornado, are eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA). benefits through the Kentucky Office of Unemployment Insurance.

Farmers and the self-employed are generally not eligible for unemployment insurance, but they can apply for a DUA until January 18, 2022.

The United States Department of Labor has also awarded a a national subsidy for dislocated workers to support temporary employment in disasters. Job opportunities focus on cleaning and other salvage activities in eight counties in Kentucky: Caldwell, Fulton, Graves, Hopkins, Marshall, Muhlenberg, Taylor and Warren.

People who lost their jobs due to the tornado can apply for these opportunities at Graves County High School.

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