Income in southern kentucky
People have the appropriate skills to maintain a living wage employment.
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT: Individuals have the training and skills needed to obtain and maintain family-sustaining employment.
1. Increase/ create employment opportunities for individuals with felony records through training/ re-engagement in education, educating employers and connection with services to help secure employment.
2. Provide support and education on training/ post-secondary programs for individuals that have graduated high school but have not moved on to post-secondary programs and/or do not have sustaining employment.
3. Provide opportunities for individuals that are under-employed to access employment matching their skill set.
4. Increase knowledge of, and access to, training and education opportunities for unemployed individuals with focus on returning them to the active workforce.
People in Southern Kentucky expressed that skill development, sustainable employment, and job availability are among the most important issues to be addressed in the community:
- Families with children under five living below poverty ranged from as low as 18% in Edmonson County to a high of 35% in Allen and Hart Counties. - U.S. Census Bureau, Selected Economic Characteristics, 2008-2012 American Community Survey 5-year Estimates
- * 4 of the 10 counties in the BRADD region exceed the state's average for unemployment. - Kentucky Labor Market Information, 2012-13 Kentucky Labor Force Estimates