Northam lays out new trade initiative as Virginia loses business

Governor plans dozens of initiatives to improve trade as state lags the rest of the country country in exports. Gov. Ralph Northam announced a plan to help state...

Northam announces $8.5M firm expansion, 105 new jobs

A mechanical piping systems manufacturer will build a new facility in Virginia that will bring 105 new jobs to the Commonwealth, Gov. Ralph Northam announced Wednesday. High Purity Systems...

This week in Virginia jobs news: September 13

Welcome to the second edition of our weekly round-up highlighting the latest in Virginia job news. From Roanoke to Reston, we spotlight the week in hires, layoffs, job postings and all other...

More than a million Virginians won’t get tax refund checks, report says

More than a million Virginia taxpayers will not receive tax refund checks approved by Virginia lawmakers, according to a new analysis by The Commonwealth Institute, a nonprofit, Richmond-based thinktank.

Virginia’s poverty rate falls by 1%

Virginia’s poverty rate fell by 1% in 2017-2018, according to data released Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau. The percentage of Virginians living in poverty dropped from 11.1% in...

Lawmakers, advocates gather to fight for paid leave in Virginia

The lack of paid family and medical leave laws in Virginia were the focus of a roundtable discussion in Richmond Friday, held with the aim of passing legislation to give additional rights...

This week in Virginia jobs news

Today, we're excited to launch our new weekly round-up highlighting the latest Virginia Jobs news. From Roanoke to Reston, we'll spotlight the week in hires, layoffs, job postings and all other major...

Trump administration takes $77 million away from Virginia military projects in order to fund...

The Trump administration is taking more than $77 million away from four military projects in Virginia and re-allocating that money to advance the President’s desired border wall, Democratic Virginia Sens. Tim Kaine...

Barbers, plumbers and tattoo artists can now get their state licenses digitally

More than 310,000 state-licensed workers in Virginia will now be able to show their credentials on their smartphones.  The Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (DPOR) announced Tuesday...

Virginia the worst state for workers, report finds

Virginia is the worst state in the country for workers for the second year in a row, according to a new report from Oxfam, an organization working to end poverty.