$1.8 Million Grant Aims to Aid Out-of-Work West Virginia Coal Miners
Officials in West
Virginia say even more people are now eligible for a grant aiming to
help coal miners who lost their jobs.
The U.S. Department of Labor has
awarded Workforce West Virginia nearly $1.8 million in
grant funding. The money provides retraining for those affected by coal
layoffs and mine shutdowns.
Miners, their spouses and other family members who still live at home
can get up to $5,000 per person for training in high-demand fields such
as health care, truck driving, welding, electrical engineering, HVAC
repair, diesel technology and chemical processing.