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Va. escapes worst of recession but new fears ahead

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.

Saturday - 10/13/2012, 02:45pm EDT

Tags: economy, sequestration, Congress, military spending

Virginia gets better picture of hourly workers

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.

Friday - 10/12/2012, 02:46pm EDT

Tags: employment, hourly workers

Millennials fail to dress properly for interviews (VIDEO)

Millennials -- people born between 1981 and 2000 -- fail to wear appropriate interview attire and are not inquisitive enough, hiring managers say.

Wednesday - 09/26/2012, 05:58am EDT

Tags: millenials, Dress Code, job interview, david burd, employment

Washington leads nation for computer sciences jobs

Career website Indeed.com ranks Washington the top market in the nation for computer science majors looking to land a job.

Thursday - 09/20/2012, 10:13am EDT

Tags: Indeed.com, Computer Sciences Corp., Falls Church, employment,

Region not ready for impact of federal budget cuts

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.

Wednesday - 09/12/2012, 05:46pm EDT

Tags: COG, urban planning, economy, sequestration

The most and least stressful jobs

What would Labor Day be without jobs?

Monday - 09/03/2012, 07:59am EDT

Tags: stressful jobs, CareerCast, soldier, taxi driver

The good and the bad news about jobs recovery

The good news: employers are starting to hire again. The bad news: the new jobs are low-paying.

Monday - 09/03/2012, 06:52am EDT

Tags: Jamie Forzato, The New York Times, employment, unemployment, national employment law project

Six Flags is hiring ... monsters

At Six Flags, some terrifying sounds are echoing around an otherwise-empty park.

Tuesday - 08/21/2012, 05:46am EDT

Tags: Six Flags, fright fest, andrew mollenbeck

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Volvo Trucks opens new Md. assembly line

Swedish truck maker AB Volvo is adding 50 jobs in Hagerstown with the opening of a new, $8 million assembly line.

Thursday - 08/16/2012, 05:26pm EDT

Tags: Hagerstown, Volvo,

Fairfax County to gain nearly 800 jobs

The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority worked with 33 businesses in the second quarter that are expected to add nearly 800 jobs in the county.

Friday - 08/10/2012, 03:30am EDT

Tags: economic development, Fairfax County Economic Development Authority

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