Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $2,283,000 from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Employment and Training Administration for West Virginia’s unemployment insurance system. The funding was made possible through the American Rescue Plan and will support projects that simplify application instructions, provide translation and technology services, increase staffing and address other needs to ensure all eligible West Virginians can apply for unemployment insurance benefits.
“West Virginia continues to see the benefits of critical American Rescue Plan investments that expand economic opportunity and lift up our entire state,” said Senator Manchin. “I am pleased the Department of Labor is investing more than $2.2 million to help West Virginia improve its unemployment insurance system and ensure all eligible West Virginians can access the support they deserve during their times of need. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will continue advocating for resources to support West Virginians during difficult times while also creating good-paying, long-term jobs across the Mountain State.”