Workers Returning To Jobs Could Receive A Job Jumpstart of $1,500



A new program would pay West Virginians $1,500 to return to work.

Governor Jim Justice announced the his proposal for the program during his State of the State address last Thursday.


The Job Jumpstart Program will be utilized to assist Mountain State residents returning to the workforce if approved by the Legislature.


Participants in to program would have to complete eight weeks of work or a minimum of 32 hours each week between February first and August twelfth.


Residents receiving unemployment, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits may be eligible for the one-time payment of $1,500 if they return to work.


Job Jumpstart would operate through August twelfth on a first-come, first-served basis or until funding is depleted.


Funding is coming from the federal CARES Act.

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