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WV Awarded Grant to Help Laid Off Miners

September 29th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

Governor Jim Justice announced this week that the U.S. Department of Labor has awarded West Virginia $1.056 million in National Dislocated Worker Grant funds to assist continuing employment and training services for workers impacted by coal industry layoffs.
“We are thankful that the Department of Labor is making these grant funds available so that we can get our hard-working West Virginians trained and back to work,” Gov. Justice said.
WorkForce West Virginia will administer the grant. This latest award from the DOL brings the total amount of Dislocated Worker Grant funding awarded in West Virginia to $17.1 million since 2012.



One Response to “WV Awarded Grant to Help Laid Off Miners”

  1. September 29, 2019 at 2:52 pm, Paolo Primavera said:

    I think if you took the number of workers who have lost jobs and divide the into 17.1 million dollars, they would have had enough money to pay them a reduced wage until they found other employment.Does anyone know How many have lost jobs in coal mining?
    Just curious.


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