WORKFORCE West Virginia is discontinuing their presence in Calhoun this month to process unemployment benefits.

The agency joins a lengthy list of state and federal agencies that have discontinued service to rural Calhoun.

The agency had been making twice monthly visits to Grantsville.

Executive Director Ronald Radcliff announced that WORKFORCE West Virginia's continuing effort to maximize resources, the Unemployment Compensation Division will be consolidating the Grantsville itinerant unemployment site with the Spencer itinerant unemployment site.

The last date that Unemployment Compensation Division employees will be in Grantsville to take claims will be June 21, 2007, from 10 a.m. until noon.

They will continue to keep their regular schedule at Spencer on every other Wednesday, as usual, including June 27.

WORKFORCE manager Criss McCauley in Parkersburg told the herald that Calhoun residents can either go to Spencer or Parkersburg to file for unemployment.

McCauley said visitors to those sites are required to open an unemployment account.