Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Kentucky Career Center to assist Patriot Miners

  Staff from the Kentucky Career Center’s Green River office will present Rapid Response meetings on Friday, January 9, for Patriot Coal Corp. employees affected by recent layoffs.
      The company announced last week that it would idle its two Union County mines—the Highland Mine near the Henderson County line and the Dodge Hill Mining Complex near Sturgis—which employee a total of approximately 670 individuals.

      Five identical Rapid Response sessions will be held at Highland Mine headquarters (530 French Road, Waverly), and employees will be personally notified of which session to attend.
      These meetings will provide information on programs and services available to assist in the transition to new career opportunities.
      Funded through the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), Rapid Response is an early intervention service offered to businesses and workers affected by layoffs and plant closings, at no cost to the company or the participating employees.

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