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The Secretary of Labor oversees a wide range of regional, state, and federal programs that connect Virginians to the skills, training, and opportunities they need to thrive in the 21st-century economy. In addition to public sector partners, Secretary Megan Healy works closely with Virginia’s labor and business communities to identify and fill vacant jobs in high-demand sectors.
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October 28, 2020
Paid family leave wasn’t an issue that Terrence Walker thought about much; his wife and son were healthy, and he had a good job as an administrative professional at Virginia Commonwealth University.
October 23, 2020
Gov. Ralph Northam on Friday turned to one of the most economically challenged places in Virginia to hear how the pandemic has affected businesses and families and what they need to recover.
October 10, 2020
Network2Work, a locally grown program using social circles to connect jobs and people looking for work, is expanding to other parts of Virginia, thanks to a two-year, $1.7 million state investment.
September 18, 2020
Friday members of a House committee advanced a bill that would make the state eligible for federal funds to help establish a work-share program. Experts say the initiative could ultimately help save jobs in Virginia.