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. 

Grant aims to give women opportunities in the ship repair industry

The ship repair industry is regarded as a male-dominated profession, but a new grant from the U.S. Department of Labor aims to change that in Hampton Roads. The DOL awarded on Wednesday...

100 new jobs coming to Howell Metal plant in Shenandoah County

Howell Metal will invest $8 million to expand its metal factory in New Market, adding over 100 jobs in the process, Gov. Ralph Northam announced on Tuesday. Northam made...

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...

Trump’s trade war has devastated farmers, Gov. Northam says

The Trump administration’s trade war is hurting profits for Virginia’s soybean farmers, according to Gov. Ralph Northam. Soybeans have historically been Virginia’s top export to China, but President Trump’s...

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.”