The commissioner, within fifteen days after the effective date of legislation appropriating funds for the implementation of this article, shall publish statewide a notice to private business employers of the opportunity to employ eligible unemployed persons as provided for under this article.
Any private business, as defined in section two of this article, seeking to employ eligible unemployed persons may make application at any local job service office on forms to be supplied by the commissioner. Such forms shall provide space for a listing of the nature of the employment position available and the minimum experience, skills and educational requirements therefor. The form shall also provide space for an affidavit by the employer that the employment position to be filled is not being used in lieu of the recall of laid-off workers, to replace existing employees or to supplement the compensation paid existing employees. This affidavit shall also contain a statement by the private business employer that there is a reasonable expectation that this employment may continue beyond the end of the six-month reimbursement period provided for under this article. At each job service office of the bureau of employment programs, the commissioner shall cause to be compiled a list of job openings under this program. The list shall be available for inspection by any eligible unemployed person applying for employment hereunder. The commissioner is authorized to require, prior to approval of an application by an employer, examination of such records and documents of the employer as the commissioner may consider necessary to ensure the correctness and truthfulness of the employer's affidavit.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2012 1st Special Session