CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Labor Department is awarding West Virginia $300,000 to help with cleanup efforts in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.
The money is being awarded to WorkForce West Virginia to create temporary jobs. The jobs will be for eligible dislocated workers who will assist with cleanup and recovery efforts.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has declared 18 West Virginia counties eligible for FEMA's public assistance program. Of those, the state has targeted Barbour, Preston, Tucker, Upshur and Webster. Additional counties may be included at a later date.