Economic Gateway http://www.oneeastky.com One East Kentucky News RSS Feed Tue, 23 Oct 2018 10:15:02 -0700 en-us Multi-million dollar grant moves Letcher Co. prison project forward http://www.oneeastky.com/oek/news-and-media-/?item=19274 www.oneeastky.com/oek/news-and-media- Mon, 22 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 300 jobs are expected to be created from the new federal prison coming to Letcher County. It is a project county and state officials say they have been working on for more than 10 years. One of ... CRAFT ACADEMY GRADUATES SPEND SUMMER AS KY POWER INTERNS http://www.oneeastky.com/oek/news-and-media-/?item=19273 www.oneeastky.com/oek/news-and-media- Mon, 15 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Kentucky Power summer internships give recent high school graduates work experience and allows Kentucky Power to show newcomers what goes into effectively operating an electric utility. For the sec... Data Brings Hope to Kentucky Coal Mining Country http://www.oneeastky.com/oek/news-and-media-/?item=19269 www.oneeastky.com/oek/news-and-media- Mon, 08 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 “We used to pray for a Saturday off. Now we just pray that we will get to work at all.” This was the story in East Kentucky’s coal mining country. Over the last 10 years, the regi... How to Reduce Labor Costs without Sacrificing Quality http://www.oneeastky.com/oek/news-and-media-/?item=19247 www.oneeastky.com/oek/news-and-media- Wed, 03 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Payroll is often a company's’ largest expense. Finding ways to reduce payroll then becomes important for companies looking to grow or to increase profitability. The question becomes how to d... Simulator to help train next generation of truckers http://www.oneeastky.com/oek/news-and-media-/?item=19267 www.oneeastky.com/oek/news-and-media- Mon, 01 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) More than 99 percent of America's truck drivers are on the road creating an industry shortage of available workers. Hazard Community and Technical College have one of th... When Experience Matters, Companies Choose East Kentucky http://www.oneeastky.com/oek/news-and-media-/?item=19246 www.oneeastky.com/oek/news-and-media- Fri, 28 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 East Kentucky is famous for the dedicated worth ethic of the area’s workforce. Companies are choosing to locate here because they know they can hire employees who want to put in a hard day&rsquo... Thirty local leaders selected for academy to address workforce needs across Kentucky http://www.oneeastky.com/oek/news-and-media-/?item=19268 www.oneeastky.com/oek/news-and-media- Fri, 28 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 FRANKFORT— Thirty leaders of business, industry, and education from across the state have been named as the first Champions selected to attend Kentucky’s Talent Pipeline Management (T... SOAR-ing: $11 million in grants coming to eastern Kentucky http://www.oneeastky.com/oek/news-and-media-/?item=19266 www.oneeastky.com/oek/news-and-media- Thu, 27 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 PIKEVILLE, Ky. (KT) -  Several grants were announced to benefit eastern Kentucky at the fifth annual SOAR summit meeting. The federal grants, totaling more than $11 million, come from the Appa... Top 5 Reasons Companies are Considering the Coal Mining Workforce of East Kentucky http://www.oneeastky.com/oek/news-and-media-/?item=19241 www.oneeastky.com/oek/news-and-media- Tue, 25 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Kentucky is home to 12,000 skilled workers looking for work. Companies looking to grow can open a location in Kentucky and within days, have thousands of job applicants ready to work, with the skills ... WellCare to Create 40 Jobs in Hazard with Care Center http://www.oneeastky.com/oek/news-and-media-/?item=17896 www.oneeastky.com/oek/news-and-media- Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 WellCare of Kentucky Inc., a managed care provider for Medicaid recipients, will establish a 40-job outbound call facility called a Care Center in Hazard to help members navigate upcoming changes unde... For Immediate Release: Regional Organization Challenge Communities to Develop Local Impact Strategies http://www.oneeastky.com/oek/news-and-media-/?item=17087 www.oneeastky.com/oek/news-and-media- Fri, 20 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Prestonsburg, KY, April 20, 2018 – In January, One East Kentucky (OEK), SOAR and AEP Kentucky Power met with communities to present a challenge.  During the 1st Quarter of 2018, each of the... EnerBlu Announcement Means Economic Growth for East Kentucky http://www.oneeastky.com/oek/news-and-media-/?item=15260 www.oneeastky.com/oek/news-and-media- Tue, 19 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0800 EnerBlu, Inc., a high-power energy-storage solution company focusing on electric transportation, PV hybrid microgrid, power grid and genset hybridization, announced on December 15th that it will be re...