SUD Recovery to WorkForce ReEntry

​​​​Jobs and Hope West Virginia Program
Jobs & Hope West Virginia is the state’s comprehensive response to the substance use disorder crisis. Established by Governor Jim Justice and the West Virginia Legislature, this program offers support through a statewide collaboration of agencies that provide West Virginians in recovery the opportunity to obtain career training and to ultimately secure meaningful employment.

Job Training 
High School Equivalency
Treatment Centers​
Drug Responsible Workplace Toolkit
The six-module course is designed to help employers refine its business approach to preventing and responding to employees’ misuse of harmful substances, and supporting employees working to maintain lifelong recovery. By engaging in this toolkit, employers take a proactive role in creating a healthier workplace.

​Employer Resources

Jobs and Hope Reimbursement​ Program​​
The federal bond that is available at no cost to employers was recently doubled from $5,000 to $10,000. This can be used for full or part time employees including those hired through a temp agency. All participants of the Jobs and Hope Program qualify but could be applicable for others that might be hired. That form and additional info can be found at Workforce WV - Federal Bonding Program

The WOTC is a federal tax credit program that offers significant incentives for employers who hire and retain individuals from specific target groups that have previously experienced difficulty in securing employment. More information can be found at Work Opportunity Tax Credit

​​On-the-Job Training (OJT) provides opportunities for participants to “learn as they earn.” The employer also benefits by being reimbursed for part of the participant’s wages during the training period, while having the services of a full-time employee. Additional information can be found at On-the-Job Training​


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