'Reworking Kentucky' program to provide workplace-ready addiction assistance


State, business and health leaders have launched an initiative aimed at connecting Kentuckians recovering from addiction with employment services.

“Reworking Kentucky,” a component of the chronic substance abuse and addiction program Recovery Kentucky, expands assistance and support to individuals who are exiting the program. It will help them obtain an entry-level, workplace-ready assessment from a local Kentucky Career Center and secure employment with a participating partner company, according to a press release from Gov. Steve Beshear’s office. (Full-service Northern Kentucky Career Centers are in Covington and Florence.)

“We must continue to support at every level those Kentuckians who are struggling with addiction,” Beshear said. “Finding them stable employment is another critical step on the road to breaking their cycle of drug dependence. If Kentucky is to maintain its economic momentum and competitiveness long term, we must help all Kentuckians find successful job placement and create new sources of talent and a dedicated workforce for Kentucky businesses.”

Read the full Northern Kentucky Tribune story here.
 
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