The Purchase Area Development District (PADD) Workforce Development Department provides employers with qualified employees to improve the economic stability of the region.

PADD’S responsibilities center around: (1) coordinating the operations and services of the Kentucky Career Center System, and (2) providing job search and training assistance to adults, dislocated workers and youth.

The entire Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) covers numerous employment and training services, many of which other partner agencies provide.  PADD coordinates with the other agencies so if you have any questions about our services, contact PADD and we can direct you to the agency that can assist you.  The other services available through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act include: Adult Education and Literacy Services, Vocational Rehabilitation Services, and Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker Programs.

Kentucky Career Center
The Kentucky Career Center is your link to employment, workforce information, education and training. Our goal is to match qualified workers with employer’s needs. Whether you are a job seeker or employer, the Kentucky Career Center has services for you.

Disaster Relief Employment

Disaster Recovery Dislocated Worker Grants (DWGs) provide funding for the creation of Disaster Relief Employment, which is temporary employment of eligible individuals to help communities recover from a natural disaster.

Click here for Quick Facts on Disaster Relief Employment

Click here if you lost your job due to the tornado

Training Opportunities
Have you been dislocated from your job? Are you not sure that you can afford to attend school? Do you need to gain the knowledge and skills to obtain a certain job? Does an employer require a specific credential in order to consider you for the position? If you answered yes, PADD’s training opportunities may be available to assist you. PADD’s training opportunities help those who qualify to pay for college/training tuition, books, fees etc. required to complete an approved training program that leads to an Occupational Skills Credential or an Associate degree.

Employment Opportunities
Openings at Purchase Area Development District

For more information, please call 270.247.7171 or email us.