Too Many Prisoners, Not Enough Officers; Tygart Valley Regional Jail Holds Job Fair
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on March 02, 2013 @ 8:57PM
Created on March 02, 2013 @ 7:00PM
Even though jails are overcrowded, that's not the case for the people working there. The Regional Jail Authority, along with other state agencies, hosted the first ever Tygart Valley Regional Jail Job Fair on Saturday, to recruit some new workers.
Vendors at the job fair were mostly state agencies, but Workforce West Virginia, the Army, and The National Guard were there. But, they were specifically looking for new correctional officers.
Applicants for that job would also have to take a drug test and should never have been charged with a felony. The starting pay for that position is about a little over $20,000. There's also room for advancement.
Wayne Armstrong is director of personnel at Tygart Valley Regional Jail said, "We're trying to create a 24 century workforce. We've made some strives, we've still got a long way to go. What we're trying to accomplish, is to open our doors to the community and show people exactly what it is we do."
If you missed your chance, you can call the jail at 304-637-0382 for more information.
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