Manchin to Co-Host Job Fairs Starting This Week

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WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) – A series of job and resource fairs co-hosted by U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin kicks off this week in Wheeling.

The West Virginia Democrat says in a news release that his staff will attend an event Tuesday at Wheeling Jesuit University’s McDonough Hall Gym. More than 25 service organizations looking for volunteers also will participate.

Manchin says the fairs in every region of the state are intended to help West Virginia residents get back to work. West Virginia’s unemployment rate in December was 6.3 percent. Unemployment rates increased in 49 of the state’s 55 counties that month.

Job fairs also are scheduled March 4 at the Interstate 79 Technology Park in Fairmont, April 7 in Whitesville and May 6 at Chief Logan State Park. Additional job fairs are planned around the state.