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Peaks and Valleys: Officials, business leaders eye West Virginia’s workforce needs | News, Sports, Jobs
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Peaks and Valleys: Officials, business leaders eye West Virginia’s workforce needs | News, Sports, Jobs

Steve White, left, director of the Affiliated Construction Trades in West Virginia, inspects a welding test at the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers Local 667 apprenticeship training facility in Winfield. (Photo by Steven Allen Adams) WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — West Virginia has a good problem to have, but a problem regardless: With new businesses coming to the state and major proposed construction projects on the horizon, will there be enough workers to fill the needed jobs. “My biggest concern is will we have the labor force to provide the demand that people want and what we can do. That’s what we have to be able to do,” said U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., to a ballroom at the Greenbrier...