West Virginia Executive Spring 2017 - Page 24

Serving West Virginia AmeriCorps volunteers clean up the streets of Charleston on West Virginia’s Day to Serve in honor of AmeriCorps’ 20th anniversary. AmeriCorps volunteers help with the Appalachian Forest Heritage Area Stuart Cabin project with HistoriCorps and the Monongahela National Forest. Jones INVESTIGATIONS Jones Investigations specializes in pre-employment background searches, covert rural video surveillance and covert corporate office sweeps. Bob Jones, Private Investigator (304) 437-2867 Investigator436@gmail.com 22 WEST VIRGINIA EXECUTIVE In 2016, West Virginia ranked third in the nation for produc- ing AmeriCorps members. Based on initial data from 2015, of the members serving annually in the state, about 90 percent go on to pursue a degree or find career opportunities as a direct result of their service. This pool of candidates is a significant, untapped resource for West Virginia employers looking for quali- fied applicants with real-world experience and proven results. While some of those serving the Mountain State are natives, others come to West Virginia by choice—and they’re ready to stay. Based in Elkins, WV, the Appalachian Forest Heritage Area (AFHA) is a regional, grassroots effort to FVw&FR6VG&Ч6f&W7B7F'7VGW&RGW&7F'Bf&W7G'vVVBFW&FvRFW&6FFfRF&FR'W&6VGFWfVVBd&V7'VG2&WBCW&6'0V&W'2V6V"B7BfRFvW7Bf&vg&W@b7FFRW&6'2BǒW2d7V66W76gV'WBB26vWBf"G&vrVrFVBFFR7FFRfVFVW'0fR&V6FVBg&2f"v2766W6WGG2&Vv@6F6W'fRVƶ2( ĖW"&w&vR&Rrf"6VvRw&GVFW2vF6266W'fF7VGW&W&FvRB6VGFWfVЦVB( 62Ɨ2&FW"WV7WFfRF&V7F"bd( vPrN( 2&Bf"VRFfB'2B7FW&RvR6VPF22vF'V6F2G&VBvR&fFR'GVGf VrVRFR7FFRFW'&rFVBBVFW66B6RWfVfBvF7F( Ф66&FrFdW&6'2VW2GW7F6֗F6W'f6R2BǒFvF7FrvW7Bf&v'W@6F'VFr&fW76&W7VR( &Vf&RגFRvFdvVBBfR&VVVƖfV@f"FR"Br( 626֗F( &V6W6RFRfW7FV@גgWGW&R'V&ƖrW&6'2v2&RFFWfVFP&fW7662FBvVBRF6FǒG&6Fg&ФW&6'2V&W"FgVFR7FfbV&W"vFvFG0FWfVVBw&WN( 26vVBRFF66fW"B7F&VfRVƶ2ffW'267VGW&&V7&VFB66'GVFW2BWfW"vVBfRF66fW&VB@BBB&VVf"d( ФW762VFW'6vW7Bf&v( 2W&6'2&w&2&fFRWG7FBЦr7F'FrBf"'W6W72VFW'6FWfVVBFR60fVFVW'2v( G&VBvFFV"6֗FVBFVF6F@v&WF>( FRFV&R6FFFW2f"&fFR6V7F"'2गB6VB6R27W'&6RFVFBW&6'2V&P&VG6G&'WFrFFRgWGW&R6R&V2bvW7Bf&vFw&&&Rg&FR&W6W'fRvW7Bf&vW&Ф6'2&w&26W'frW"6V6BV"&vFv6P2VG&W&VWW"vF66&v2fG2'W6W70v'F6FVBFRV6bFRWrƖRWw26W&6R6V6w&&&R6R&6FvW7Bf&v'B&V6W6R6R6VW2FR66RF7&VFR6FfRgWGW&RW&R( גFV66F7FvW7Bf&v2&6VBFR&VƖV`FBFRVF7FF^( 2FVFF&GV6RF&fr6V6גvǒVbvRfW7BW"FRBVW&wআVƖrvN( 2&VV'&Vf"Fr( 6R62