Unemployment Options

By: Cathleen Moxley Email
By: Cathleen Moxley Email

As the unemployment rate continues to rise, more people are searching for ways to survive financially.

The Washington County Department of Job and Family Services has multiple programs to help people with every-day problems like feeding their families.

Some of the programs available include food stamps, child care, medicaid, programs that can assist in rent and utility payments, and most importantly, helping people get back in the workforce.

"Most people are used to working and they want to work, so most of them don't want to be sitting around drawing the unemployment. They'd rather have a job, and so we try to help make that connection to get them back into the workforce to help them and their families," Chris Buchanan, a supervisor at WCDJFS, said.

Officials say the best way to find out if you're eligible for any of these programs is to stop by the Job and Family Services office.

You can also check out its Web site at www.wcdjfs.org.


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  • by becca Location: mid ohio valley on Jul 23, 2009 at 12:46 PM
    Its a joke ,if you have always worked and you want to work. Good Luck...... its a pain,but if you got kids and you dont want to work etc ...well you got a chance...Enough said....
  • by UM BS Location: marietta on Jul 23, 2009 at 10:03 AM
    WASHINGTON COUNTY JOB AND FAMILY SERVICES IS NO USE FOR ME.. SEE I THOUGHT I WAS SMART FOR GETTING MY TUBES TIED SO I DIDNT HAVE THE RESPONSIBLILITY OF A CHILD SINCE IVE HAD A HARD TIME TRYING TO KEEP MYSELF AFLOAT SO I AM A SINGLE UNABLE TO PREGNANT FULL TIME COLLEGE STUDENT WHO CANT FIND A JOB IN THIS TOWN AND 1 WITH INSURANCE WORTH PAYING FOR IS NOT AVAILABLE SO THAT MAKES ME UNEMPLOYED ALSO THEY SAY EVERYTIME I GO I CAN NOT GET MEDICAL HELP AND WANTS ME TO WORK 160 HOURS FOR $100 AND SUM ODD DOLLARS THATS INSANE BUT ITS BECUZ I DONT HAVE CHILDREN IM NOT PREGNANT NOT EMPLOYED AND FULL TIME STUDENT THATS NOT A VETERAN I CANT GET ANY HELP!!! UMMM HOW ABOUT US HELPING SINGLE CHILDLESS PPL WE NEED IT ALSO.
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