Here's the trick: Bevin is technically keeping them employed by just closing their satellite offices and transferring them to headquarters. But that means either moving their families hundreds of miles away or enduring a two- three-hour commute each way to work.
The ones who can't move or commute are thus unemployed "voluntarily" and ineligible for unemployment benefits. Bevin ass-fucks them both ways.
And that's before thousands of unemployed Kentuckians are suddenly unable to get job help in their communities.
The Education and Workforce Development Cabinet is pulling its employees out of 31 unemployment centers across Kentucky in an effort to save millions of dollars.Workers with the Office of Employment and Training throughout the state received a notice Tuesday that the cabinet was making drastic changes, shifting its focus to 12 “hubs” in Bowling Green, Covington, Elizabethtown, Hazard, Hopkinsville, Lexington, Louisville, Morehead, Owensboro, Paducah, Prestonsburg and Somerset.The change means 95 employees will be transferred to other positions within the cabinet or elsewhere in state government. There are now 51 Kentucky Career Centers in the state. That number is being reduced to the 12 hubs and eight existing satellite offices.The 31 affected unemployment offices — including locations in Richmond, Danville, Winchester, Georgetown and Frankfort — won’t be closing entirely, but will be supported by “community partners,” said Kim Brannock, a spokeswoman for the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.When asked if that meant people would be able to obtain face-to-face help with unemployment issues, Brannock said services would be decided on a case-by-case basis.