Find work in Eastern Kentucky

Connecting Appalachia Kentucky with training & jobs

Appalachia Kentucky is full of smart, creative, hard-working people. We have the unique opportunity to add value to the increasingly digital workforce — all we need is the skills and open doors to do it. Shaping Our Appalachian Region is connecting partners across the region to give our residents access to discounted internet, digital skills training, and open jobs — both in-person and remote — in Eastern Kentucky.

Follow four steps to find work in Appalachia Kentucky

We believe it’s possible for everyone in our region to earn a high-paying wage without having to move to another county or state. You can take four steps to find the job of your dreams without leaving home.

Step 1: Access free skills training

The SOAR Office of Digital Equity was created to provide free digital literacy skills to Eastern Kentucky residents. You can access free digital skills training, a coding certification, and digital literacy coaching.

Shaping Our Appalachian Region can help you get free skills training in Eastern Kentucky.
Apply for the Affordable Connectivity Program discount.

Step 2: Join our talent network

Shaping Our Appalachian Region is connecting open positions in healthcare, remote work, and startups with job-seekers in Eastern Kentucky. You can add their resume to the Eastern Kentucky Talent Network to be first in line for employers in these areas to find you.

Step 3: Browse open positions

We’ve reduced the challenge of finding open positions in Eastern Kentucky. Our job boards are consistently updated and growing with new, competitive-paying work opportunities in our region.

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Shaping Our Appalachian Region can help you relocate to Eastern Kentucky.

Step 4: Relocate to Eastern Kentucky

Eastern Kentucky residents know our region is one of the best places to live and play. It’s also a perfect place to work, and we welcome those who want to relocate here.

Learn about our region and see what it would be like to live in one of our cities through our exclusive EKY Remote website.

By the numbers: Make My Move 2023

Shaping Our Appalachian Region has partnered with Make My Move to incentivize non-Eastern Kentuckians to relocate to cities and counties in our region.

new residents who moved to Eastern Kentucky
new residents who accepted offers to move to Eastern Kentucky
people who applied to move to Eastern Kentucky
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Take advantage of the digital economy by training your residents for remote work and attracting talent to your community.

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