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#WorkforceWednesday roundup: The latest happenings around Virginia

Lately, there have been so many news stories about businesses hiring or businesses moving to Virginia. We decided to pull together some of the latest headlines and news updates.  Happy #WorkforceWednesday everyone.  Auto shops in the Richmond region are struggling to hire skilled workers to fill auto mechanic roles. The Richmond Times-Dispatch spoke to a…

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Industry and workforce trends for 2022

At times 2021 felt like a stop-gap year, a layover on the way to the real destination. We already know that COVID-19 has radically reshaped education, work and leisure. As 2022 begins, it’s clear that we have a long road to walk before reaching a new…

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We asked Twitter users three questions about jobs and employers. Here’s what they said.

What Virginians believe to be the most important thing they look for in a job could be summarized in one word: wages.  Over a three-day period, FastForward pushed out three polls into the Twitter-sphere, targeting Virginians 25 and older who have indicated a previous interest in topics surrounding jobs, work and careers. Here’s what we uncovered.  What employees look for in a job  According to…

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Need help training your workforce? We’re here to help.

FastForward is a unique program that exists across all 23 of Virginia’s Community Colleges. In different geographical areas, different industries are more prominent. For example, the shipbuilding industry is big in the Hampton Roads area, but without a coastline, it is not as relevant of an…

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