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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 […]

Metro is creating living wage for Pennsylvania jobs

Posted on June 1, 2015

One metro area is creating a living wage for Pennsylvania jobs, along with other areas, according to a new survey from Careerbuilder. Led by Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas and Detroit, Michigan, 28 U.S. metros saw at least 50 percent of its new jobs since 2010 created in occupations that pay a living wage for households with […]

Some good news for those with Virginia nuclear energy jobs

Posted on May 8, 2015

Some benefits may be available for those who held Virginia nuclear energy jobs. Benefits may be available to them under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. “More than $86 million in compensation and medical benefits has been paid to 780 Virginia residents eligible for EEOICPA benefits […]

Solar jobs in Maryland see growth

Posted on May 4, 2015

The Solar Foundation (TSF), an independent nonprofit research and education organization, has released a survey showing that solar jobs in Maryland are growing. The 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 […]

Grants to help youth find Maryland jobs

Posted on April 24, 2015

Job challenge grants are going towards second-chance youths to help find Maryland jobs, among other locations. U.S. Department of Labor will award $12 million in grants to offer vigorous job training and real-life work experience on the path toward a good job. The grants are possible thanks to the U.S. Department of Defense which created […]

Unemployment rate in Pennsylvania increases

Posted on April 7, 2015

The unemployment rate in Pennsylvania has increased by one-tenth of a percentage point in January to 5.1 percent, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry released its employment situation report for January 2015. Total nonfarm jobs were down 3,500 in January to 5,822,000. The January decline followed six consecutive monthly gains. Within industries, the largest […]

Employment trends for Maryland jobs grow

Posted on March 31, 2015

A recent survey from the Conference Board shows that employment trends for Maryland jobs is possibly growing. The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) increased in February. The index now stands at 127.76, up from 127.62 (a downward revision) in January. The eight labor-market indicators aggregated into the Employment Trends Index include: Percentage of Respondents […]

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