CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — The Interim Secretary of West Virginia’s DHHR, Dr. Jeff Coben, has lifted a hiring freeze at the agency.

Dr. Coben says there’s a critical shortage of workers in areas of high need, like Child Protective Services.

Hiring bonuses are being offered and in some counties, the bonuses can reach $5,000.

Retired DHHR workers can come back and work while still collecting their retirement pay.

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