On the Road

Job Fairs

Last week I co-hosted job fairs in Bluefield and Charleston. The Charleston Fair was by far our largest yet with more than 280 employers and resources from all across the state and thousands of job seekers in attendance. Many thanks to the employers and partners who came together to help make this opportunity possible for our fellow West Virginians. Best of luck to all who came in search of a job or career change opportunity.

We have more fairs planned for the rest of the year, so be sure to stay up-to-date HERE as details become available.

Senator Manchin speaks with employers and job seekers at the Kanawha Valley Job Fair.

Thousands of West Virginians attend Senator Manchin's Kanawha Valley Job Fair.

Senator Manchin meets employers and job seekers at the Bluefield Job Fair.


WV Fittest School Challenge 

Friday, I met with Crescent Elementary students, the winning team from the WV Fittest School Challenge as part of Operation Tone-Up. Operation Tone-Up strives to prevent childhood obesity through an evidence-based Nutrition & Exercise Program.

Senator Manchin meets the winning team from the WV Fittest School Challenge.

 Senator Manchin does push-ups with one of the winning students from the WV Fittest School Challenge.


 Open House for Recovery Point

This past weekend I stopped by the open house for Recovery Point in Charleston. I sincerely thank the Recovery Point mentors and friends for their commitment to making a positive impact on the drug addiction epidemic.

Senator Manchin speaks at the open house for Recovery Point in Charleston.


Bluefield Regional Medical Center Roundtable

I recently held a roundtable at Bluefield Regional Medical Center in Mercer County. I appreciate the discussion we had around healthcare, addiction, and workforce development. Thank you to Tim Bess, CEO of Bluefield Regional Medical Center for hosting. 


Senator Manchin meets with healthcare and economic development stakeholders during a roundtable discussion in Bluefield. 


Mountain State Distillery Grand Opening

I was proud to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony for Mountain State Distillery in Charleston. Here's to many years of success for owner and West Virginia native Jeff Arthur and his family!

Senator Manchin participates in the ribbon cutting for Mountain State Distillery.


West Virginia Forests Products Cooperative

Thank you to Joe Howard and his team at the West Virginia Forest Products Cooperative for showing me their facility in Princeton. The cooperative received a grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission in 2018 to innovate the manufacturing of wood products and to develop a highly skilled workforce in the industry. 

Senator Manchin and the WV Forest Products Cooperative team proudly display signs they made for his office during his visit. 


West Virginia Construction and Design Expo

It was a pleasure to help kick off the 40th Annual WV Construction and Design Expo in Charleston.


Senator Manchin greets West Virginians attending the Construction and Design Expo in Charleston.


How May We Help You?

I truly appreciate the opportunity to hear from my fellow West Virginians. As your U.S. Senator, I am proud to be your voice with government agencies during your time of need. My goal is to provide top-notch customer service for every West Virginian who contacts me, or who may need help. My staff is available to help you with matters of concern. While I have no direct jurisdiction in the administrative matters of any federal, state, or local agency, I welcome the opportunity to assist you with whatever problem you may be experiencing and ask that full consideration is given to your case. 

  • Ms. Deborah Kuhn of Whitesville contacted our office for help with her health insurance. We contacted DHHR because she had been denied for Medicaid.  She had been told she was not eligible for the Spend Down program, but Caseworker Sylvia Asbury spoke with a representative of DHHR and explained her situation in further detail.  Ms. Kuhn was scheduled for an appointment with DHHR and applied for the Spend Down program.  As a result, she was approved for Medicaid and will also benefit from the Spend Down Program.
  • Regional Coordinator Brian Aluise was recently able to establish communication between the World War I Commission representative in Manassas and Rich Hively of the City of Nitro Historic Board. Through these efforts, the Nitro Museum was able to obtain more than 60 display cases to preserve our state and nation's history. 


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