This Week:

Keyser Job Fair

April 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WVU Potomac State College, Edward Kelley Complex

Nearly 60 employers are participating, including Northrop Grumman.

Click here for more.




On the Road

It was great to speak at a roundtable meeting in Charleston this week about the importance of the Appalachian Storage Hub. I have long said that the Appalachian Storage Hub is a vital project that will help us capitalize on our state and region's abundant natural resources, growing infrastructure and innovative spirit.

Senator Manchin speaks about the Appalachian Storage Hub initiative.


Regional Coordinator Ali Mitchell attended the official 100-day countdown to the World Scout Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve this summer. Our state is so blessed to be in a position to host this amazing event.

 Ali Mitchell attends the countdown kickoff to the World Scout Jamboree this summer.


Regional Coordinator Ali Mitchell attended a Reentry Resource Fair in Beckley hosted by the West Virginia Reentry Council. The fair provided community resources and support for those seeking to rejoin the workforce after incarceration.

 Ali Mitchell attends the Reentry Resource Fair in Beckley.


I had the privilege of speaking with some of Riverside High School's best and brightest last week from Washington via Skype. Thank you all again for your excellent questions!

 Senator Manchin speaks with students of Riverside High School via Skype. 


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. 

Mrs. Frances Detrick of Ridgeley needed a new Medicare Card from CMS. Mrs. Detrick receives her mail via a PO Box and CMS can only mail new cards to a street address. CMS advised her to use the online system to acquire a new card, however she did not have a printer to print a new card.  Caseworker Gerrie Greene worked with Mrs. Detrick and was able to print her new card and mail it to her PO Box in Ridgeley.    

In Your Community

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available in WV

The U.S. Small Business Administration announced that Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and private nonprofit organizations located in West Virginia as a result of rain, flash flooding that began on July 21, 2018. Loans are available in the following counties: Brooke, Hancock, Marshall, Monongalia, Ohio, Preston, and Wetzel.

Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at


Celebrating Women Veterans 

April 19, 2019 

1p.m. to 3 p.m. 

Beckley VA Medical Center Auditorium 


Women Veterans and their friends and family are encouraged to attend and learn more about the benefits and services available to them.

Learn more about:  

  • VA Healthcare Enrollment
  • Beckley VAMC Women’s Health Program 
  • Military Sexual Trauma
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Homeless Team
  • Whole Health Program
  • Women’s healthcare from community partners
  • Veterans Benefits Administration (to include Compensation & Pension, Education, VA Home Loans, and more benefits)
  • WV Department of Veterans Assistance benefits and services


SBA Offers Free Business Training Workshop for Veterans 

The U.S. Small Business Administration is hosting two entrepreneurship training sessions for Veterans, National Guard members, Reservists and their spouses across West Virginia this spring.  

Boots to Business: Reboot is a FREE training session that introduces veterans to the fundamentals of business ownership and the key steps for evaluating business concepts and developing a business plan. The training is hosted by the SBA West Virginia District Office and the Veterans Business Outreach Center and features additional presentations by SBA resource partners, including  SCORE, America’s SBDC – West Virginia (the Small Business Development Centers), and local bankers, lawyers and small business owners.


Boots to Business: Reboot is available to eligible Veterans of all eras, Service members (including members of the National Guard and Reserves) and their spouses. The public is also welcome to attend.  This course is instructed by SBA and its partners, who are skilled business advisors. The following dates and locations are currently available for registration:

  • Fairmont – April 24, 2019
  • Bluefield – April 25, 2019

To register for Boots to Business: Reboot classes visit  For more information, contact Kimberly Donahue at or (304) 347-5220.      




National Security Month  

April is National Social Security Month. This year, during National Social Security Month, the SSA will focus on the online services we provide that help put you in control — with secure access to your information anytime, anywhere.   Create a my Social Security account at, and learn how to:  

  • Request a replacement Social Security card
  • Set up or change direct deposit
  • Get a proof of income letter
  • Change your address, if you get benefits
  • Check the status of your Social Security application
  • Get a Social Security 1099 form (SSA-1099)  



Glenville State College Career & Grad Expo  

April 17, 2019  

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  

Campus of Glenville State College  



 Blue Ridge Community and Technical College Annual Career Fair 

April 19, 2019 

1 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

Blue Ridge CTC Main Campus 



Spring Career and Job Expo

April 24, 2019

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Big Sandy Superstore Convention Center

Click here to register as an employer



Harrison County Economic Development Corporation Job Fair  

June 7, 2019  

12 p.m. to 3 p.m.  

WV State Office Building, Conference Room G – 09, West Main St., Clarksburg 

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