Manchin to Address WVU ROTC Cadets at Scholarship Luncheon
Manchin will recognize students’ achievements, highlight importance of “I Hire Veterans” initiative
Also Wednesday, Manchin will speak at Dynamic Networking for Small Business Conference about increasing opportunities for small businesses, creating jobs
Washington, D.C. — On the third day of his “Fighting for Every Job” tour, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) will address West Virginia University’s ROTC cadets at the annual Army and Air Force Scholarship luncheon and promote his “I Hire Veterans” project. In his address to the cadets, Manchin will talk about his efforts to help match employers with the highly-skilled men and women of our armed forces who have left the armed services.
“The men and women of our armed forces are some of the most highly trained and disciplined individuals around, not to mention the fact that they've developed tremendous leadership skills. They are truly battle-tested, and that is why every employer in the state of West Virginia and around the country would be lucky to have a veteran on their staff,” Senator Manchin said. “We started the 'I Hire Veterans' initiative because unemployment is the greatest challenge facing our servicemembers when they get home, and that is absolutely unacceptable. The ‘I Hire Veterans’ initiative is about making a public and personal commitment to hiring veterans – and the young men and women in our ROTC programs should know this country will be there for them when they finish their service.”
The ROTC luncheon is one of four public events Senator Manchin will hold in North-Central West Virginia tomorrow. He will also deliver remarks to Leadership Marion members, participate in Marion County Chamber of Commerce’s “Coffee with Congress” event, and speak at the Dynamic Networking for Small Businesses event.
During his two-week “Fighting for Every Job” tour, Senator Manchin is traveling all over West Virginia to highlight the connection between jobs and energy independence, his agenda to help small businesses succeed, how to revitalize American manufacturing, the importance of training our workforce through higher education, and his growing effort to hire unemployed veterans.
A schedule of events appears below.**For Planning Purposes – Events Will Be Added**
Public/Media Schedule for Senator Joe Manchin
WEDNESDAY, April 4
When: 8:30 a.m.
Where: Fairmont State University, Falcon Center, 3rd floor conference room, 1201 Locust Ave., Fairmont.
What: Senator Manchin delivers remarks to Leadership Marion members.
When: 10 a.m.
Where: 1-79 Technology Park Research Center, Mon Power Headquarters, Conference Room, 5001 NASA Blvd., Fairmont.
What: Senator Manchin participates in Marion County Chamber’s “Coffee with Congress” event.
When: 12:30 p.m.
Where: The Waterfront Place Hotel, 2 Waterfront Place, Morgantown.
What: Senator Manchin delivers remarks during the West Virginia University’s Alumni Scholarship Air Force and Army ROTC Luncheon.
When: 2:15 p.m.
Where: 1-79 Technology Park Research Center, Robert H. Mollohan Research Building, Fairmont.
What: Senator Manchin delivers remarks during the Dynamic Networking for Small Business event, co-sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration.
TUESDAY, April 10When: 11 a.m.
Where: Schmidt Bros Sunoco, 2811 Eoff Street, Wheeling.
What: Senator Manchin speaks about gas prices at Schmidt Bros Sunoco.
When: 12:30 p.m.
Where: Wheeling Centre Market, 2200 Market Street, Wheeling.
What: Senator Manchin visits shops at the Centre Market and speak with businesses owners and employees.
WEDNESDAY, April 11When: 12:30 p.m.
Where: Pasquale’s, 224 Harper Park Drive, Beckley.
What: Senator Manchin participates in a “Coffee and Common Sense” event and speaks to area residents.
THURSDAY, April 12When: Noon
Where: Carloni’s Brick Oven, 510 Washington Street, Ravenswood.
What:Senator Manchin participates in a “Coffee and Common Sense” event and speaks to area residents.
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