June 30, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce Funding for Workers Harmed by Foreign Trade

Charleston, WV – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $3,901,348 for West Virginia through the U.S. Department of Labor’s Trade Adjustment Assistance for Workers Program. This funding will help the state of West Virginia provide training and employment services to eligible workers affected adversely by foreign trade.

“I always say West Virginians are the hardest workers you’ll ever meet, we just need the opportunity to prove ourselves. Far too often, hardworking West Virginians have been devastated by unfair trade practices that lead to job loss,” Senator Manchin said. “This funding from the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Workers Program is welcome news for the Mountain State and will provide training, employment services and wage subsidies for workers who have lost their jobs due to foreign trade. I look forward to seeing the positive impacts of this investment and I will continue working tirelessly to support good-paying jobs in West Virginia.”

“American jobs must always come first, and providing competitive work opportunities for our residents that drive economic development in our communities is a key priority,” Senator Capito said. “I’m pleased to see resources heading our way to help workers who have lost employment due to foreign trade. As our workforce and demands evolve, we must prioritize services like this that will help West Virginia strengthen our economy now and in the years to come.”