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WorkForce West Virginia to receive federal funding for unemployment services

Local - 9/29/2013 1:38 AM by Rebecca Turco

CHARLESTON - WorkForce West Virginia is receiving funding to help enhance its services to the jobless.

Governor Earl Ray Tomblin said the organization will share in a nearly $83 million federal grant to fund projects that will improve the state unemployment insurance system. The U.S. Labor Department grant will be shared with Vermont and Maryland in a consortium that will design a new compensation system for the unemployed.

Officials said the system will include appeals and employer tax contributions elements, in addition to benefits. It is scheduled to be deployed in early 2018.


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