03.07.18

Capito, Manchin Announce More Than $1 Million for West Virginia Coal Communities

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

“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.”

“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.”

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. 

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