WorkForce West Virginia

WorkForce West Virginia is a state government agency funded through the U.S. Department of Labor that oversees the state unemployment insurance program as well as a network of workforce development services designed to provide West Virginia's citizens and employers the opportunity to compete in today’s competitive global economy.

WorkForce West Virginia is a one-stop center for work force resources, including job opportunities, unemployment compensation, training, tax incentives and labor market information. All of our services are available at 13 comprehensive career centers throughout the state. In addition, WorkForce West Virginia has the largest online database of job seekers and job openings in the state.

By making available the appropriate educational and training opportunities, West Virginia can provide its citizens with the work skills needed by businesses currently in the state or planning a West Virginia location.

U.S. Department of Labor Apprenticeships

Apprenticeship is an industry-driven, high-quality career pathway where employers can develop and prepare their future workforce, and individuals can obtain paid work experience, classroom instruction, and a portable, nationally-recognized credential.

  • Paid Job
    Earn as you learn with guaranteed wage increase as you develop new skills
  • Credentials
    Receive an industry-recognized and nationally portable credential
  • Jumpstart Your Career
    Ease the transition from school to career by working and learning at the same time
  • Education
    Gain workplace-relevant skills in the field of your choice through on-the-job learning
  • Degree Potential
    Potential to earn academic credit towards a college degree for the skills you learn
  • Mentorship
    Connect with mentors in your chosen industry who can help you advance your career

To find an American Job Center near you, visit
To search current DOL apprenticeship opportunities, visit