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WorkSearch project launches in Eastern Panhandle

June 17, 2010

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- AARP West Virginia, in cooperation with WorkForce West Virginia, on Wednesday celebrated the Eastern Panhandle launch of the AARP Foundation's WorkSearch project, an easy-to-use system that assists West Virginia workers in their efforts to find the right job based on their interests, personal characteristics, experience and skills.

WorkForce West Virginia and AARP West Virginia officials hosted an open house event at the Martinsburg WorkForce West Virginia Career Center to celebrate the introduction of the career resource to assist job seekers in the nine-county WorkForce West Virginia Region 7 area.

AARP WorkSearch provides tangible community-level services to individuals who are seeking to remain in or re-enter the work force. WorkSearch helps people quickly assess if they have the right skills for their career choices, access free and low-cost training programs to fill skill gaps, and connect with employers and available job openings.

The Martinsburg site is the third WorkForce West Virginia site to activate the WorkSearch project. By mid-summer, WorkSearch will be available as a free resource for clients at WorkForce West Virginia career centers in Charleston, Huntington, Fairmont, Parkersburg, Wheeling, Martinsburg and Beckley.

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AARP is seeking volunteers to assist with the program, and is looking for individuals with basic computer, Internet and organizational skills to help people learn to use WorkSearch. Volunteers will work in their local WorkForce West Virginia One-Stop Career Centers. AARP provides free training, and a variety of shifts are available Monday through Friday.

For more information about volunteer opportunities and the WorkSearch program, call 877-677-0677 or send e-mail to worksearchwv@aarp.org">worksearchwv@aarp.org.

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