West Virginia - Wild and Wonderful

About West Virginia

West Virginia is noted for its mountains and diverse topography, its historically significant logging and coal mining industries, and its political and labor history. It is one of the most densely karstic areas in the world, making it a choice area for recreational caving and scientific research.

Business

West Virginia is full of opportunity for any business with a growing economy and a highly dedicated workforce. Whether you are running an existing business or thinking of starting a new business you can find all of the information you need throughout this business section.

Education

West Virginia is fortunate to have a tremendous education system with a high standard of excellence. Please use the information provided here to learn more about the wealth of educational opportunities in our great state.

Employment

West Virginia is home to one of the finest workforces in the country based on our hard work and commitment to quality. Whether you are looking for new job opportunities, enhancing your job skills or researching future employment trends you can find all of the information you need throughout this employment section.

Family

West Virginia offers the perfect balance of a rural and urban setting that suits a variety of lifestyles. This is a state where you can go whitewater rafting in the morning, go to an art exhibit in the afternoon and attend a concert in the evening. Whether you just moved to the Mountain State or your family has been here since it was founded, you are part of our community.

Health

Maintaining proper health is vital to ensuring the highest quality of life possible. West Virginia strives to provide one of the best health care systems in the country that is affordable and available to all residents of the state. This section contains numerous resources to assist you in accessing the health care services provided in the state.

Tourism

Exhilarate in the lasting beauty and natural wonder scattered throughout West Virginia. From unmatched outdoor recreation to world-class resorts, breathtaking scenery and a variety of cultural and historic attractions, West Virginia is an ideal spot to plan your next adventure. Discover for yourself what makes West Virginia wild and wonderful.

 Governor Tomblin and Members of Congressional Delegation Announce NEG for WorkForce West Virginia

12/26/2012
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, U.S. Sens. Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin, along with U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall today announced the U.S. Department of Labor granted a $300,000 National Emergency Grant (NEG) to WorkForce West Virginia. The grant will create approximately 35 temporary jobs for eligible dislocated workers to assist with the clean-up and recovery efforts as a result of the effects of Hurricane Sandy.

"I'm grateful for this federal support," Gov. Tomblin said. "This grant will assist us in rebuilding and restoring our hometowns while helping put West Virginians back to work."

The grant will be available for individuals who were displaced or lost their jobs as a result of Hurricane Sandy. The NEG targets Barbour, Preston, Tucker, Upshur, and Webster counties which were previously declared federal disaster areas. These funds will be used to provide for temporary employment on projects to assist with clean-up, demolition, repair, renovation, and reconstruction of destroyed public structures, facilities, and lands within the affected communities, as well as for the delivery of humanitarian aid and safety assistance.

"This is great news during the holiday season," Sen. Jay Rockefeller said. "Hurricane Sandy was devastating to so many of our communities in West Virginia, tearing up roads, toppling trees and damaging homes. Now, with the Department of Labor stepping up to the plate and helping displaced workers be part of the cleanup, we can take another step forward in rebuilding - and put West Virginians to work at the same time."
 
"As we celebrate this holiday season, let us also celebrate the great news that more jobs will be created for many hard-working West Virginians," Sen. Manchin said. "So many communities are still working to rebuild their homes and businesses in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, and this is a great gift to give to West Virginia families across our state. Please know that we will continue to do everything we can to create jobs here at home in West Virginia and across America while doing everything we can to assist the American workers who are hurting."

"Welcome news, indeed. Cleaning up by hauling out damaged structures is key in setting the stage for rebuilding. Sandy's wrath demanded a federal response and this is a good down payment on a broader effort to fully recover," said Rep. Nick Rahall, top Democrat on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, which has jurisdiction over FEMA.

For more information, contact WorkForce West Virginia at 1-800-252-5627.

Contact Information

Amy Shuler Goodwin
304-558-4977