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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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June 01, 2018 - 11:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers extended a streak of solid hiring in May, adding 223,000 jobs and helping lower the unemployment rate to an 18-year low of 3.8 percent from 3.9 percent in April. Average hourly pay rose 2.7 percent from a year earlier, a slightly faster annual rate than in April,...
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May 30, 2018 - 12:49 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Two manufacturing companies are planning expansions in Virginia, moves the governor says will lead to 80 new jobs. Gov. Ralph Northam announced that Homestead Building Systems Inc. is planning a $2.45 million expansion of its production operation in Orange County. The...
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May 25, 2018 - 3:37 pm
By PAUL WISEMAN , AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has told Congress it's reached a deal that would allow Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE Corp. to stay in business, said a source familiar with the talks who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss a confidential...
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May 21, 2018 - 1:18 pm
RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that TemperPack, a Richmond-headquartered manufacturer of sustainable thermal insulation for the shipment of perishable goods, will invest $10.4 million to establish a manufacturing operation in Henrico County. The facility will be the company’s...
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