6/17/2014 6:00 PM
by Mike Bundt
Workforce West Virginia is teaming up with the Mine Workers of America this week to host two informational meetings to help displaced miners find new jobs.
The first of the two meetings was held Tuesday at the Raleigh County Convention center. The meeting's goal is to help dislocated or laid off miners look for new work opportunities. The organizations have been successful in the past and decided to keep holding meetings in the area.
"This is a career fair and a meeting for dislocated coal miners and their families to get different things accessible to them and to help them at a time as a dislocated or laid off coal miner" said Joe Reynolds.
A $5,000 grant is available for displaced miners that fit the criteria to try and go back to school in order to get a diploma, certificate, or license.