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 major employment news in the Commonwealth.
- Virginia Tech and the Carilion Clinic announced they are expanding their existing partnership on a medical school and research institute. The partnership should yield 828 new jobs for the state, according to an economist from the University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service. – The Roanoke Times
- Eagle Aviation Technologies, LLC, a company focused on composites design and fabrication, will invest $207,500 to expand its manufacturing facility in Newport News, creating 75 new jobs. – Business Facilities
- Amazon, which is looking to fill around 75 positions in Arlington, will hold a career fair at The Grounds in Crystal City, at 1102 S. Eads Street, from 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 17. – ArlNow
- The Ballast Point Brewing tasting room and kitchen in Daleville will close Sept. 29, affecting 25 full- and part-time employees and 16 temporary employees, according to a news release from Botetourt County. – The Roanoke Times
- Nearly 200 Richmond-area workers are now without jobs, as PremierXD, a New York-based maker of store fixtures and merchandise displays, announced that its three manufacturing, warehousing and distribution facilities in Henrico County were closing immediately. – Richmond-Times Dispatch
- Cricket Solar has called off its plans to install more than 380,000 solar panels in Culpeper County after significant pushback from the community. The project would have generated about 200 construction jobs had it come to fruition. – The Washington Post
- Gov. Ralph Northam announced more than $780,000 in Growth and Opportunity for Virginia (GO Virginia) funding for five regional economic development projects – Virginia Business Magazine
- Southwestern Virginia business leaders and legislators announced a new public-private partnership seeking to lure more technology jobs to Southwest Virginia. The Southwest Virginia Regional Marketing Initiative, also known as “InvestSWVA,” will receive $800,000 in funding over the next two years and will focus on “high-tech, high-wage jobs.” – Bristol Herald-Courier
- Make sure to check out The Washington Post’s Virginia Jobs page, which currently lists nearly 5,000 open jobs in the Commonwealth.