Teleworks USA helps Leslie Countian Amanda Combs work from home in her hometown

HYDEN, Ky. — Many people in Leslie County have struggled to find stable employment in their hometown.

Amanda Combs faced a similar problem, working on and off as a substitute teacher. While she was grateful for this job, it wasn’t a steady paycheck, and she needed more stability in order to pay her bills.

Teleworks USA’s team Hub Manager Mollie Bentley introduced Combs to a new way of working.

An initiative of the Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program, Inc. (EKCEP), Teleworks USA identifies and develops legitimate remote-work job opportunities with multiple national and global companies. Teleworks USA helps prepare people for the jobs by upskilling them in customer service and technical support workshops, helping them craft strong résumés and hone their interviewing skills, and assisting them in applying for available remote-work positions they can work within their homes or eight Teleworks Hubs. EKCEP and Teleworks USA are Grassroots Partners of SOAR.

Bentley assisted Combs in updating her resume and walked her through the steps of applying online for companies hiring teleworkers.

Less than two weeks after hearing about Teleworks USA, Combs accepted an offer with Concentrix to work as an account and billing specialist with a global phone and computer company, all from her living room. The full story can be found HERE.

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