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 backtracks, won’t shut down rural jobs program after all

After weeks of backlash from lawmakers, the Trump administration has reversed its earlier decision to shut down nine Job Corps Civilian Conservation Centers, including the Flatwoods Job Corps Center in Coeburn, Virginia....

Is a recession on the way? Virginia’s top financial officer thinks so.

Virginia’s secretary of finance Aubrey Layne is preparing for a recession, telling the Virginia Mercury that he believes a recession in the next 12 to 18 months is “more likely than not.” 

Dominion paid less in federal income tax than you did

Yes, you read that correctly. Dominion Energy, which reported over $3 billion in U.S. income, had an effective tax rate of -1%, meaning they actually made money while you were busy paying...

Trump administration eliminates rural Jobs Corps program in Virginia

The Trump administration announced on Friday that the U.S. Forest Service will no longer operate Job Corps Civilian Conservation centers, meaning that 1,100 federal employees will be laid off, including dozens of...

Trump administration gives $62 million meant for U.S. farmers to corrupt Brazilian company

While President Trump’s ten-month-long trade war with China has devastated Virginia's farmers, he tried to cushion the blow last year by giving American farmers $12 billion via a taxpayer-funded bailout program.
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Winners and losers in Virginia’s special tax refund: GOP plan favors the rich

Republicans have set up a plan that will give Virginians a one-time tax refund check of up to $220 this fall, just weeks before the election. But there's a catch — this...
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Amazon says it will prevent housing issues in Arlington while county officials come under...

In an attempt to ease the concerns of some locals, retail giant Amazon said its second headquarters in Arlington would not exacerbate housing problems the way the company did in Seattle.

Child care costs have grown seven times faster than women’s wages, report finds

While Virginia women have seen child care costs skyrocket over the last twenty years, wages have lagged behind and the gender wage gap has narrowed by only four cents, according to a...

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...