“A CENTRAL LOCATION, LOW OVERHEAD COSTS, ACCESS TO FINANCING AND A VERY SUPPORTIVE BUSINESS CLIMATE ALL OF THESE THINGS MAKE TUCKER COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA A PERFECT PLACE FOR SMALL BUSINESS.”

— Anne Jones, Tucker County Development Authority Executive Director

 

Photo courtesy of East-West Printing, Davis

Photo courtesy of East-West Printing, Davis

Tucker County's Economic & demographic Profiles

Provided, by Workforce West Virginia, the button below will link you to Tucker County's Economic Profile. The spreadsheet includes data for our top employers, wages, demographic information, income, and labor force. 

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Tucker County Employment and Wages Annual Averages (Source: WorkForce West Virginia, March 2013)

Tucker County, WV in Profile (Source: STATS America, Updated November 2013)

Tucker County, West Virginia Labor Shed Profile (Source: West Virginia Development Office, 2008-February 2013)


Training

WorkForce West Virginia provides an integrated process with one point of contact to all segments of the work force development system. It coordinates all state and federal training resources to serve employers and job seekers by: 

  • Providing job search, job training, and re-training
  • Helping employers upgrade employees’ skills to improve retention and productivity with training designed for an employer’s specific needs, on- or off-site.
  • Working with employers to forecast future job creation needs and plan for West Virginia's future

The Governor's Guaranteed Work Force Program administers training funds to new and existing industries to help them develop their work forces. The program has trained more than 100,000 employees since 1991.

 

West Virginia Workforce Development Programs

For more information on any of the following, please contact the Tucker County Development Authority at tuckercounty@gmail.com or the direct contacts listed for each program.

Governor's Guaranteed Work Force Programs

This flexible, customized training program offers assistance to eligible companies and businesses by providing funding that directly supports the transfer of knowledge and skills.  Companies must create a minimum of 10 net new jobs within a 12-month period.

The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Program

This customized training program is available to employers that hire individuals that meet specific program requirements.  The program targets jobs seekers that are either economically disadvantaged or displaced due to job shifting in the region.

West Virginia Advance Program

This flexible program offers customized job training awards to new and existing businesses.  The program offers development and delivery of training services that will support a company's startup and ongoing employee development initiatives through a local community and technical college.

WorkKeys Career Readiness Certificates

The nationally recognized WorkKeys Career Readiness Certificates from WorkForce West Virginia aid in the process of matching qualified job seekers with jobs while assuring businesses that the State of West Virginia has a ready and skilled work force.

 


Industries

Industry by Occupation - Tucker County compared to West Virginia (Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 20082012)