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Small Business Workforce Challenges On This West Virginia Morning


On this West Virginia Morning, West Virginia’s economic development, workforce and education leaders are focused on getting skilled laborers for the technological and industrial jobs pouring into the state. But what about the many small businesses that need workers for simpler, hands-on jobs?

As we wind down our series “Help Wanted, Understanding West Virginia’s Labor Force,” Randy Yohe talks to small business owner Brent Sears, who has a rebuttal after hearing our story about the job-seeking services the state’s prime workforce agency provides. 

Also, in this show, the Biden administration is reviewing applications for billions in federal funding for hydrogen projects around the county, including a pair in Western Pennsylvania. Environmental and community groups worry these supposedly ‘clean energy’ projects come with risks, but say plans are being kept from the public. The Allegheny Front’s Reid Frazier reports.

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Caroline MacGregor is our assistant news director and produced this episode.

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