On the Road

N3 Career Fair

Last Wednesday, my office hosted a career fair with N3 – one of the newest companies to invest in the Mountain State. This global marketing and consulting firm, which works with tech companies like Microsoft and IBM, is opening offices at the West Virginia Regional Technology Park in South Charleston and plans to hire approximately 300 people. 

A special thank you to N3 and all the partners – including Workforce West Virginia, the West Virginia Department of Commerce, and colleges and universities – who made this career fair possible. Around 300 people attended the fair, and N3 did approximately 200 individual interviews that evening. 

We wish the best of luck to all the applicants who came out with their resumes in hand.



Skype at Independence High School

I met with Independence High School students last week and answered some great questions from some bright young West Virginians.


Frances Ford's 100th Birthday

One of my regional coordinators, Peggy Hawse, visited Francis Ford, Elkins native and original Rosie the Riveter, to celebrate her 100th Birthday and present her with a greeting I wrote for her. The work the Rosies accomplished when our nation needed them most has made a significant impact on women’s rights and where we are today as a society. This noble mission continues as we honor and learn from these courageous women as they continue to create a positive model for the rest of America. It is my great pleasure to wish Francis a very Happy 100th Birthday.

On Monday, I hosted my very first town hall via Facebook Live. I answered questions from West Virginians about what’s going in the Senate and issues impacting our home state. You can learn more by clicking here, and I hope you can join me for the next one.


West Virginia Spotlight

Adopt YOUR Block

Adopt YOUR Block and Be a Litter-Gitter is a citizen volunteer group founded by Jay Bowen and Richard Cobbs in 2006.  Citizen volunteers take a pledge to keep just the block on which they live free and clear of litter, including cigarette butts.  More than 1,200 citizens in Cabell and Wayne counties use litter pickup sticks and collection bags that have been supplied by the West Virginia Division of Environmental Protection and other local contributors. The outcome has been a significant reduction of street and roadside litter in Huntington and other Cabell and Wayne County communities.  Click here to learn more.

(Photo Credit: Adopt YOUR Block and Be a Litter-Gitter Huntington Facebook page.)

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