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Some of the nation's leading manufacturing companies announced a new program Monday to help veterans gain the skills necessary to fill some of the estimated 600,000 high-tech, manufacturing jobs that remain open because employers can't find qualified applicants.
While Virginia escaped the worst of the recession — unemployment peaked at 7.3 percent — uneasiness about the future is in the air. For good reason: The state's fortunes are tied to the outcome of the deficit debate on Capitol Hill and its outcome could dramatically alter its economy.
The portion of hourly workers in Virginia being paid at or below the federal minimum wage fell in 2011, but that number has climbed steadily over the past 10 years to around 7 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday.
Millennials -- people born between 1981 and 2000 -- fail to wear appropriate interview attire and are not inquisitive enough, hiring managers say.
Career website Indeed.com ranks Washington the top market in the nation for computer science majors looking to land a job.
Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments report paints a grim picture for the region's economy if automatic, across-the-board cuts to the federal budget take effect in January. COG says better urban planning and promoting the region's diverse economy will will help offset the potential loss of jobs.
What would Labor Day be without jobs?
The good news: employers are starting to hire again. The bad news: the new jobs are low-paying.
At Six Flags, some terrifying sounds are echoing around an otherwise-empty park.
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