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Pennsylvania Teaching Jobs Receive Funding for Recruitment

Posted on March 23, 2009

A new program will help create new Pennsylvania teaching jobs. The Keystone Innovation Starter Kit program will invest $2.5 million to help local economies, provide economic growth and cement the state’s reputation as a world-class leader in faculty recruitment and advanced technology. Specifically, the program will allow 18 colleges, universities, academic medical institutions and research […]

Maryland Jobs Lost Total 39,000

Posted on March 16, 2009

Anyone looking for a Maryland job may have a tough time finding work. The State of Maryland has lost 39,000 jobs since January 2008. According to an article by Gazette.net, about 185,000 workers were unemployed during January 2009, an increase of 15 percent from December 2008 and an increase of 72 percent from last year. […]

Washington D.C. Jobs Receive Most Benefit from Stimulus

Posted on March 12, 2009

The recently-passed federal economic stimulus plan will create more jobs in Washington, D.C. than anywhere else in the country. Cassidy & Pinkard Colliers recently released a report stating that the greater Washington area will benefit the most from the Recovery and Reinvestment Act. According to an article by GlobeSt.com, this is not a surprise, as […]

Virginia Manufacturing Jobs Added by SPARTA

Posted on March 4, 2009

A local plant’s investments will soon create new Virginia manufacturing jobs. SPARTA Composite Products is planning to invest $13.2 million to open a new manufacturing facility in Suffolk, Va., a move that will create 198 jobs during the next five years. Gov. Tim Kaine approved a $300,000 grant from the Governor’s Opportunity Fund for the […]

Pennsylvania Firefighter Jobs Get Volunteer Grants

Posted on February 24, 2009

Volunteers with Pennsylvania firefighter jobs now have the opportunity to get their hands on some grant money. Gov. Edward G. Rendell recently announced that about $559,200 in federal grant funds are available to help the state’s rural communities guard against fires in forested, undeveloped and unprotected areas. The grants are offered through the Department of […]

Maryland Education Jobs Top of the Class

Posted on February 18, 2009

Those with Maryland education jobs recently received some great news. Education Week‘s 2009 Quality Counts annual report ranked Maryland as having the best public school system in the country out of all 50 states, an increase from the state’s third-place position last year. The report takes into account: chance for success; transitions and alignment; school […]

Washington, D.C. Jobs Help for Prisoners

Posted on February 9, 2009

Helping incarcerated people get ready for a Washington, D.C. job also could help the local economy. In December 2008, the District of Columbia opened the Employment Readiness Center in the Central Detention Facility, which is meant to help those who are 45 to 60 days from release prepare for a job search. The center is […]

Careers in Virginia Have Top Market

Posted on February 5, 2009

Although the economy continues to decline in almost every corner of the nation, those looking for a career in Virginia recently got some good news. According to an article by Southern Business and Development Magazine, the United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor statistics ranked Virginia Beach as the top market in the country […]

Pennsylvania Careers Lost, Workers Get Help

Posted on January 26, 2009

Many people are finding themselves without a Pennsylvania career. According to a press release, the State of Pennsylvania‘s non-farm employment dropped by 27,100 jobs during December, while the unemployment rate increased to 6.7 percent. While not many jobs have been gained, the state’s unemployment rate has been equal to or less than the national unemployment […]

Maryland Construction Jobs Created by Plant Approval, Not Without Controversy

Posted on January 20, 2009

While a new liquefied natural gas facility could create new Maryland construction jobs, the idea of such a plant is already causing controversy throughout the state. The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission recently issued a conditional approval of an application for a liquefied natural gas facility and pipeline in Sparrow’s Point, Md. The move not […]

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