COVINGTON, Ky. - An initiative to get Kentuckians "legitimate work-at-home jobs" will be coming to the One-Stop Northern Kentucky Career Center on Sept. 11 from 10 a. m. until 4 p. m.
The program is called " Kentucky Teleworks ," and it is funded by the state of Kentucky and federal governments. The idea is to make vetted "stay at home jobs" available. Jobs include customer service representatives, sales, information technology support, and at-home interviewer.
The challenge most job seekers have is finding real opportunities to work from their residence, said Michael Warren, the Special Projects Coordinators for Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program, Inc.
"If you Google 'stay at home jobs' you tend to get a lot of scams," said Warren. "We check out the companies, we contact the Better Business Bureau, we contact attorneys general, if necessary, to see if there's any complaints against companies."
According to a One-StopNKY news release, The Kentucky Teleworks program originated in eastern Kentucky as a way to increase the number of jobs available in a region with higher than average unemployment rates. The positive response from employers wanting to take part in the initiative has grown so much that Kentucky Teleworks program manager, Joshua Ball, is now recruiting workers across the state to meet the demand.
The next event will be 8020 Veterans Memorial Drive, Florence, Ky. from 10 in the morning to 4 in the afternoon. For more information call (859) 371-0808.
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