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Do people support a minimum wage hike for Virginia jobs?

Posted on September 26, 2015

A recent Careerbuilder study shows that many people may support a minimum wage hike for Virginia jobs, among other locations. According to the survey, 64 percent of employers believe the minimum wage should be increased in their state, up from 62 percent last year. Twenty-six percent of employers said they plan to hire minimum wage […]


Are healthcare jobs in Virginia growing?

Posted on September 9, 2015

Overall, it appears healthcare jobs in Virginia are growing, according the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Health care and social assistance added 56,000 jobs in August. Health care employment increased by 41,000 over the month, with job growth occurring in ambulatory health care services (+21,000) and hospitals (+16,000). Employment rose by 16,000 in social assistance, which […]


Pennsylvania unemployment sticks

Posted on September 8, 2015

The Pennsylvania unemployment rate stayed steady at 5.4% in July, according to the latest labor release. Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate was 5.4 percent in July, unchanged from June. Pennsylvania’s rate was one-tenth of a percentage point above the U.S. rate of 5.3 percent, which was also unchanged in July. The commonwealth’s rate was down 0.1 percentage […]


Company creates oil and gas jobs in Pennsylvania

Posted on August 26, 2015

One company is busy creating oil and gas jobs in Pennsylvania. Neptune Solutions Company, a water treatment technology company serving the oil and gas industries, will establish its new headquarters in Eighty Four, Washington County, resulting in the creation of 30 new, full-time jobs. The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced […]


Solar jobs in Maryland grow

Posted on August 6, 2015

The number of solar jobs in Maryland have grown, according to the Solar Foundation. The Maryland Solar Jobs Census found that Maryland’s solar industry employed 3,012 Marylanders in 2014 and added 670 solar jobs over the previous year. Maryland’s 28.6% solar industry employment growth allowed it to jump to 13th in rankings of highest number […]


Getting managers’ attentions for Maryland jobs

Posted on July 31, 2015

What will job seekers do to get managers’ attentions for Maryland jobs? That is the question asked in a recent Careerbuilder survey. Hiring managers gave the following examples of off-the-wall tactics job seekers used to stand out, but not always for the right reasons: 1.Candidate found out where the hiring manager was having dinner and […]


Employment opportunities for Virginia jobs to improve for formerly incarcerated youth

Posted on July 7, 2015

For formerly incarcerated youth and adults, grants are being awarded to improve their employment opportunities for Virginia jobs, among other locations. The U.S. Department of Labor is awarding $59 million to non-profit organizations to develop or expand programs to improve the employment opportunities for adults and youth involved in the criminal justice system. The funds […]


Veterans get help to secure Virginia jobs

Posted on July 6, 2015

Veterans are getting a boost in the form of some federal funds to help them secure Virginia jobs. Many states, including Virginia, have been awarded nearly $35 million in grants to provide an estimated 16,000 veterans with job-driven training for in-demand jobs to help them successfully transition from homelessness to sustainable housing and good civilian […]


Funds to help those with Maryland youth jobs

Posted on June 25, 2015

A round of funding is going to help those to secure Maryland youth jobs. About $3.13 million in state funding will be provided to Baltimore City youth with summer job opportunities and work experience. Allocated to the Youth Works and Hire One Youth programs through the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (DLLR), these funds […]


State adds more Maryland law enforcement jobs

Posted on June 7, 2015

The state has added more Maryland law enforcement jobs, specifically state trooper jobs. The state opened the Maryland State Police barrack in Annapolis and add 100 new troopers to the force. This follows the General Assembly’s failure to approve the necessary funding to enhance the capabilities of the Maryland State Police though a second supplemental […]


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