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Washington Healthcare Jobs Cut

Posted on May 27, 2010

Washington County Health System is in the process of slashing Washington healthcare jobs. According to Herald-Mail.com, Washington County Health System is cutting 36 jobs, or about 1 percent of its work force, President and CEO James P. Hamill said Wednesday. He said the volume of patients throughout the system has dropped 5 to 10 percent. […]

Manufacturing Jobs in Virginia at Risk

Posted on May 11, 2010

Northrop Grumman Corp. has informed the Virginia Employment Commission that manufacturing jobs in Virginia are at risk if its logistics contract there is not renewed. According to Washington Biz Journals.com, the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) is required in the event of any potential large layoffs. The current Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) contract expires […]

HHGregg Adds Retail Jobs in Maryland

Posted on May 6, 2010

Several of the empty Circuit City buildings are now occupied by HHGregg, which will create over 300 new retail jobs in Maryland. According to WBALTV.com, appliance and electronics retailer HHGregg opened six stores on Thursday afternoon, and some said it’s a sign of an economic rebound. “The Baltimore market, we feel, is right for our […]

Thousands of Technical Jobs in Washington, D.C. Added

Posted on May 2, 2010

Tech firms have been flocking to the DC area in droves, adding thousands of technical jobs in Washington, D.C. (click here). According to statistics from industry advocate TechAmerica, the high-tech industry in Washington, Maryland and Virginia has added close to 100,000 jobs over the past decade. Case in point is Composite Software, profiled in a […]

Jobs in Maryland, Virginia Added

Posted on April 19, 2010

Maryland’s unemployment rate held steady at 7.7 percent in March after the state added nearly 35,800 jobs in Maryland, the largest increase among all U.S. states. Virginia added 24,500 jobs, second most in the nation, and posted a jobless rate of 7.4 percent, up from 7.2 percent. It stood at 6.4 percent a year ago […]

Plastek Industries to Create Manufacturing Jobs in Pennsylvania

Posted on April 13, 2010

Plastek Industries is planning to add a consumer products division based in Richmond County, a move that will create several manufacturing jobs in Pennsylvania (click here). Plastek Industries say they will pay its workers an average annual wage of $32,800. The average wage in Richmond County is $26,600. The company makes plastic packaging for such […]

Washington, D.C. Jobs See Growth

Posted on April 6, 2010

According to a forecast by Delta Associates, Washington, D.C. jobs are expected to grow within the next year, followed by increased growth in the next few years. Washington, D.C. lost many jobs in 2009. According to Washington Business Journal.com, the Washington area saw payroll employment decline by 29,200 jobs in the year ending January 2010, […]

BP Solar Cuts Maryland Manufacturing Jobs

Posted on March 31, 2010

BP Solar has shut down operations at its silicon wafer manufacturing plant in Frederick, eliminating 320 Maryland manufacturing jobs there. According to WashingtonBizJournals, the company blames falling prices for solar products and high costs of manufacturing components itself. BP Solar began outsourcing production operations last year. It says the decision has cut costs by more […]

Budget Cuts Cost Thousands of Virginia Jobs

Posted on March 25, 2010

Spending cuts in the state budget are expected to eliminate thousands of Virginia jobs, a new study suggests (click here). The study says that Virginia will lose 37,000 jobs over the next two years. The report, released Wednesday by the Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis, also indicates that the ripple effects of a thinning work […]

Companies Need Workers to Fill Mid-Skill Jobs in Maryland

Posted on March 8, 2010

Maryland is expected to face shortages of workers to fill jobs requiring more than a high school diploma but less than a college degree – mid-skill jobs in Maryland that will make up the biggest share of openings over the next several years, according to a national study. According to the Baltimore Sun, Maryland has […]

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