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School districts aiding people left unemployed after tornadoes

Liam Niemeyer

The West Kentucky Workforce Board is partnering with two school systems to establish temporary sites to aid individuals with unemployment in the wake of Friday night’s tornado.

Sites are being established at Dawson Springs High School and Graves County High School. These will be open on Friday, Dec. 17, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Both sites will be closed over the weekend but will open again Dec. 20-22.

Executive Director of the Workforce Board Shelia Clark said she is thankful for the school's help with the endeavor.

“We appreciate each school districts’ dedication in helping us bring such services to the communities damaged by the tornados,” said Clark in a statement. “Being able to use their facilities means that we can serve more people each day.”

Individuals suffering from unemployment due to Friday night’s tornado can visit the service centers and receive help with filing for unemployment insurance claims, replacing personal identification documents, applying for a new job or handling any other online need.

WKWB staff – in addition to workers from the Kentucky Office of Career Development and both the Purchase and Penyrile Area Development District – will be on-hand to assist individuals in accessing whatever resource they need.

Other locations like, the Paducah and Hopkinsville Career Centers, plus JobNet in Madisonville, can provide the same assistance.

Zacharie Lamb is a music major at Murray State University and is a Graves County native.
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