February 18, 2016

Manchin Announces Job and Resource Fairs Throughout West Virginia

Senator Manchin will hold a job and resource fair in every region of the state to help get West Virginians back to work

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today announced that he will cohost job and resource fairs throughout the state. Senator Manchin is partnering with Volunteer West Virginia, Wheeling Jesuit University, High Technology Foundation, WorkForce West Virginia, Logan, Marion, Morgantown and Harrison Chambers of Commerce, American Public University, Pierpont Community and Technical College, Fairmont State University, and West Virginia University, the Upper Big Branch Miners Memorial Group, and many other federal, state, and community partners to help West Virginians get back to work.

“As a former small businessman myself, I understand firsthand how hard the people of the Mountain State work,” Senator Manchin said. “Given the opportunity, West Virginians thrive at work, be it as the owner of a grocery store, the miner working to harvest our vast natural resources, or the nurse saving lives each and every day or the teacher who is inspiring our next generation of leaders in the classroom. We are in this together, and that is why ensuring that everyone in our state has a job remains my top priority in Washington.

“This issue is not a Democratic or Republican issue. This is a West Virginia issue. I will be working with everyone who wants to help get West Virginians back to work. I will work with business and labor, the tech and energy sectors, corporations and non-profits, government and religious organizations and anyone else that wants to Build West Virginia. No idea is too small when it comes to putting people back to work and I look forward to hearing from those who are as committed to our state as I am.”

Senator Manchin plans to hold job and resource fairs in Fairmont, Logan, Charles Town, Charleston and the northern and eastern panhandles.

Upcoming Events:

Wheeling – ServeCon Service Fair at McDonough Hall Gym, Wheeling Jesuit University. Senator Manchin’s staff will participate in the first ServeCon event in West Virginia, along with over twenty-five service organizations who are recruiting 6,000 volunteers. The event is sponsored by Volunteer West Virginia, Wheeling Jesuit University and other partners. (Tuesday, February 23, 2pm – 6pm)

Fairmont - Regional Job Fair at the I-79 Tech Park with the High Technology Foundation, Pierpont, Fairmont State, WVU, Harrison, Morgantown and Marion Chambers of Commerce, WorkforceWV. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) will give a presentation on how to find and get federal jobs (Friday, March 4th, 11am – 3pm)

Whitesville– Resource and Job Fair at the Salamy Building with the Upper Big Branch Mining Memorial Group, WorkForce WV, and other partners (Thursday, April 7, 10am – 4pm)

Logan - Resource and Job Fair at the Chief Logan State Park Convention Center with WorkforceWV, Federal and state agencies, Logan Chamber of Commerce, other partners (Friday, May 6, 11am – 3pm)

Northern Panhandle Small Business Development Fair with Discover Real WV, other partners (August, date to-be-determined)

Martinsburg - Job Fair in Eastern Panhandle with WorkforceWV, other partners in Martinsburg (Thursday, September 22nd)

Charles Town - Federal Resource Seminar at American Public University. This is a grant writing and funding seminar that will link communities up with available funds in the government, private and non-profit sectors. (October, date to-be-determined)

Morgantown - Exporter Forum in Morgantown with the Export-Import Bank, Discover Real WV Foundation, and other partners (October, date to-be-determined)

Charleston – Job and Resource Fair (November, date to-be-determined)