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Ground broken on Kentucky Career Center in Murray

Construction expected to be completed by February 2015

MURRAY, Ky. (Sept. 10, 2014) — Gov. Steve Beshear broke ground today in Murray on the new Kentucky Career Center at the Murray-West Industrial Park. There are currently 75 career centers in Kentucky.

career“The new facility will conveniently offer more comprehensive services of multiple agencies from one location, and will help foster an environment that is attractive and functional to job seekers and businesses,” Beshear said.

The single-level, 6,264-square-foot building is projected to be completed in February 2015. The state will then enter into an eight-year lease agreement that includes maintenance of the building.

The center will house 17 employees and provide additional capacity on-site to expand customer services in the community, including space for job fairs, employer interviews, candidate assessments, trainings and conference rooms.

The new facility will house multiple agencies of the Kentucky Career Center, including the Office of Employment and Training, Office of Vocational Rehabilitation and Workforce Investment Board representatives.

Services for job seekers include career coaching, access to local job openings, job leads and referrals, professional resume services, job search resource centers with free Wi-Fi and Internet access, unemployment insurance claim filing assistance, employment services for military veterans and individuals with special needs, and education and training opportunities.

Services for businesses include talent recruitment assistance, candidate pre-screening and assessment, free use of on-site conference space to conduct interviews, coordination of job fairs and hiring events, tax credit incentive programs, free access to Kentucky’s online job posting portal, and business services representatives available to provide personalized support.