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Department of Labor signs agreement with VEC to protect workers from misclassification

The Department of Labor and the Virginia Employment Commission signed an agreement intended to protect employees’ rights.


Harrisonburg Valley Workforce Center welcomes Virginia Employment Commission

The Virginia Employment Commission will be co-locating its operations with the Valley Workforce Center in Harrisonburg beginning Aug. 1.


The teen job market: An inside perspective

The teen job market has been up and down in the past year. Teens usually work at minimum wage jobs such as fast food restaurants, retail, and other part time jobs that do not require much experience. In March 2014, 14.5% of teens were unemployed, and in March 2015, 12.3% of teens were unemployed, according to statista.com.


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McAuliffe announces new Virginia Employment Commissioner

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced the appointment of Ellen Marie Hess as the new commissioner for the Virginia Employment Commission.


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McAuliffe creates payroll fraud task force

Governor Terry McAuliffe has signed Executive Order 24 establishing an interagency task force on worker misclassification and payroll fraud.


Governor McAuliffe announces VAWorks job search mobile app

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced today the launch of Virginia’s new employment app, VAWorks. Now, wherever Virginians may be in the Commonwealth, they can have thousands of jobs at their fingertips.


McAuliffe announces grant award for veteran job training

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today Virginia’s award of over $3.4 million from the United States Department of Labor to provide veterans with job training.


Veterans Job Fair set for April 30

The Salem Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC), Virginia Employment Commission (VEC) are partnering to sponsor the third annual Veterans Only Job Fair.


Unemployment up slightly in May

Unemployment ticked up a bit across the Valley in May, though the slight increases were called seasonal by a Virginia Employment Commission economist today. Waynesboro still has the highest unemployment rate locally, at 9.1 percent, up from the 8.8 percent mark in April, according to VEC data released today. Staunton was up from 6.9 percent […]


Net gain of jobs in April, according to new employment data

The local employment picture is taking on a rosier hue with substantial gains in the job markets in Waynesboro, Staunton and Augusta County reflected in the April 2009 report of the Virgnia Employment Commission.


Unemployment in Waynesboro tops 10 percent

The unemployment rate in Waynesboro jumped the 10 percent mark in February, according to figures released on Wednesday by the Virginia Employment Commission. The rate was at 10.3 percent, more than double the 4.9 percent rate in the city in February 2008. There were 629 more people out of work in Waynesboro in February 2009 […]