• The Coronavirus is Shaping the Conversation about the Need for Paid Family Leave

    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.

  • Northam Turns to Far Southwest Virginia During Economic Recovery Tour

    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.

  • State to Expand PVCC Jobs Program with $1.7 million Investment

    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.

  • Work Share Legislation Aims to give Employment Commission Another Tool to Save Jobs

    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.

  • Virginia Ready Initiative Incentivizes Retraining to get Virginians Back to Work

    Coalition of Virginia businesses and community colleges to combat COVID-19 job losses by equipping workers for in-demand jobs

  • Virginia Creates Website to Match Job Seekers with Openings

    In the face of unprecedented unemployment, prior investments in digital operations and a data trust allowed the state, with data analytics company Qlarion, to fast-track a job referral website.

  • Virginia poised to create first pandemic workplace safety mandates in nation, as Trump labor agency sits on sidelines

    The governor’s office said the rules were prompted in large part by the lack of enforcement by the federal agency tasked with upholding workplace safety, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

  • VDH: Contact tracers needed as reopening continues

    As restrictions continue to ease in places like Richmond, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) says the need for contact tracers is growing.

  • Va. launches platform to connect people to jobs, education

    With more than 400,000 Virginians unemployed, the state has launched a platform designed to connect people to educational and work opportunities broken down by region, Gov. Ralph Northam announced Friday.

  • Megan Healy, Ph.D., Chief Workforce Advisor To The Governor, on child care and unemployment insurance benefits.

    Megan Healy, Ph.D., Chief Workforce Advisor To The Governor, on child care and unemployment insurance benefits.