KY Works Placements

Work Experience Training

A training program designed to provide direct workplace knowledge and experience, as well as teaching vital job skills to participants. Participants work from 20 to 35 hours per week with no wages being paid, under the sponsorship of a non-profit organization.

Paid Employment

A program in the public or private sector for participants who are in a paid position that provides knowledge and skills essential to the full and adequate performance of the job while he or she is engaged in productive work.

Through this program a portion of the employee’s wages can be reimbursed for the first 6 months (75% for 4 months and 50% for 2 months). In addition, businesses that hire Kentucky Works participants are eligible for major tax incentives.

Employer Responsibilities

The employer is required to be in compliance with all state and local labor law and carry workers compensation insurance.

The employer agrees to enter into a 6-month agreement that ensures the participant will be paid at least minimum wage (or wages equal to that of other employees).

The employer agrees to provide the participant with between 30-40 hours of work per week.

Should an issue arise in the placement, an Employment Specialist will work with both parties to either resolve the issue or terminate the agreement.