March 07, 2018

Manchin and Capito Annouce More Than $1 Million For WV Coal Communities

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that WorkForce West Virginia has been awarded $1,054,000 from the U.S. Department of Labor.

“There is no denying the harmful effects of the last Administration’s regulatory policies on West Virginia’s economies,” Senator Manchin said. “But West Virginians are resilient and organizations like WorkForce West Virginia provide training and resources for our hardworking men and women. I am glad DOL has recognized the importance of WorkForce West Virginia’s programs by making this investment in our state.”

“As we continue to ease the burden placed on the coal industry by misguided federal policies, it is important that we take care of our miners and provide them new opportunities to earn a living,” Senator Capito said. “This funding will help current and future participants in reemployment programs further their career and provide for their families.”

The National Dislocated Worker Grant will provide for the continuation of reemployment services to participants and currently enrolled, as well as for a projected 200 individuals recently affected by industry layoffs.