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March 04, 2019 - 4:05 pm
Midlothian, Va. (Newsradiowrva.com) - Six hundred jobs are coming to Chesterfield. The Results Companies will invest $1.5 million to expand its client engagement operations in Chesterfield County. The company will lease additional space for its second call center in the area. “We believe that...
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February 14, 2019 - 11:25 am
By PAUL WISEMAN, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week but remains at levels low enough to show that most workers enjoy job security. The Labor Department says claims for unemployment checks increased by 4,000 to 239,000. The...
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January 10, 2019 - 11:22 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Microsoft plans to expand its data center operation in Southside Virginia. Gov. Ralph Northam announced Wednesday that the tech giant was going to make a "significant" investment at its operations in Mecklenburg County. He said the expansion will create 100 new jobs. Northam...
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October 19, 2018 - 2:31 pm
Richmond, Va. (Newsradiowrva.com) - Virginia's unemployment rate has dropped below three percent. The rate in September fell to 2.9%, the lowest level seen since June 2007. However, the decrease was not completely due to increasing jobs, and people filling those positions. The Virginia Employment...
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August 22, 2018 - 1:20 pm
(RICHMOND, Va. - wrva.com) — Governor Ralph Northam announces Ocean Network Express, a global transport company, will invest $2.5 million to expand its North American Regional Headquarters office to accommodate additional personnel as its customer base increases. The project will create 129 new...
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August 03, 2018 - 12:16 pm
By COLLEEN LONG , Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — One of President Donald Trump's priorities, low unemployment, is complicating another: curbing immigration. With the number of jobs available exceeding the number of Americans seeking jobs, employers are looking beyond the border to fill openings...
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August 03, 2018 - 12:02 pm
By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER , AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers slowed their hiring in July, adding 157,000 jobs, a solid gain but below the healthy pace in the first half of this year. The unemployment rate ticked down to 3.9 percent from 4 percent, the Labor Department said Friday...
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July 20, 2018 - 3:24 pm
Richmond, VA _ Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was unchanged in June at 3.2 percent, but was down 0.5 percentage point from a year ago. The 3.2 percent seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in May and June is the lowest rate since the...
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July 06, 2018 - 12:45 pm
By JOSH BOAK , AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers kept up a brisk hiring pace in June by adding 213,000 jobs, a sign of confidence in the economy despite the start of a potentially punishing trade war with China. The job growth wasn't enough to keep the unemployment rate from...
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June 21, 2018 - 2:38 pm
CHESTER, Va. (AP) — More than 300 Northrop Grumman employees at a Chester data center will be losing their jobs after the state ended its information technology services contract with the company. But The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports those workers could have the chance to work for the new...
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