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9 Job Openings in Woodbridge: Wegmans, Merck, Northern Virginia Community College, Fannie Mae and More

9 Job Openings in Woodbridge: Wegmans, Merck, Northern Virginia Community College, Fannie Mae and More

Now hiring residential managers, sales, community relations specialists, drivers, tellers and more.   Skip the long commute and start your job search local with Woodbridge Patch. From the Woodbridge Patch Jobs Board: Early Morning Experienced Merchandiser PT, Bloomingdales Residential Managers, Community Concepts Sales Professionals, buybuy Baby Campus Community Relations Specialist, Northern Virginia Community College Part Time Delivery Driver, NAPA More online: […]

D.C. area job market is gloomier in crucial government and contracting sectors

D.C. area job market is gloomier in crucial government and contracting sectors

By Sarah Halzack, The pullback in federal spending appears to be weighing more heavily than before on the region’s job growth, with a fresh round of Labor Department data showing a tepid market for new hires. Virginia shed more than 5,000 jobs between February and March, while the District neither added nor lost any positions. […]

Washington: Surprising Reasons Behind Promising Job Market

Washington: Surprising Reasons Behind Promising Job Market

By: Don Willmott, What’s New This Quarter A long and miserable winter in D.C. coupled with the usual governmental tumult has left federal workers in terrible moods. According to a poll conducted by researcher Market Connections and FierceGovIT, 50 percent of government employees said recent policies were a reason to leave government work, while 39 […]

D.C. area posts weakest annual job growth since recession

D.C. area posts weakest annual job growth since recession

By Sarah Halzack   The Washington area added a paltry 4,800 jobs in the year that ended in February — the bleakest showing in the region since the Great Recession. Data released Friday by the Labor Department indicate surprising weakness in the professional services sector, which includes the region’s throngs of government contractors. The sector lost […]

D.C. Unemployment Rate Drops to 7.4 Percent; 9K Jobs Lost

D.C. Unemployment Rate Drops to 7.4 Percent; 9K Jobs Lost

  The District of Columbia Department of Employment Services reported Tuesday that the preliminary January job estimates show a decrease of 9,100 jobs, for a total of 739,500 jobs in the District. The private sector lost 6,300 jobs, while the public sector payrolls decreased by 2,800 jobs. The numbers are drawn from the United States […]

Maryland Creates 36,000 New Jobs In 2013

Maryland Creates 36,000 New Jobs In 2013

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Positive news on the Maryland job front. The U.S. Department of Labor has released the annual job report for 2013. Political reporter Pat Warren has the numbers. Governor Martin O’Malley chose Domino Sugar to announce the Department of Labor job statistics. “The battle is the same in every state in the union and […]

Job Fairs and Career Events 2014 in Washington DC

Job Fairs and Career Events 2014 in Washington DC

Upcoming Employment Events in the Capital Region By Rachel Cooper   Job fairs are held frequently in the Washington DC area and are great places to network, find out about current job openings and learn about future career development possibilities. If you are looking for a new job, attending a job fair will give you the […]

Unemployment rates dropped in D.C., Md. and Va. in December

Unemployment rates dropped in D.C., Md. and Va. in December

By Sarah Halzack   The unemployment rates in the District, Maryland and Virginia dipped in December, according to Labor Department data released Tuesday that also showed potential warning signs about the durability of the region’s economic recovery. In some cases, the jobless rate is falling for the wrong reasons as local employers continue to wade through […]

Why Does Maryland Lag Behind Virginia in Job Growth?

Why Does Maryland Lag Behind Virginia in Job Growth?

by Deb Belt   Why does Virginia have stronger job growth than Maryland? Jeffrey Lacker, president of theFederal Reserve Bank of Richmond, told the Baltimore Business Journalthat Maryland’s tax and regulatory climate is one reason cited for why other states are outpacing Maryland in job growth, payroll growth and manufacturing. “People here tell us regulatory and tax […]

Unemployment rates dipped in D.C., Md. and Va. in November

Unemployment rates dipped in D.C., Md. and Va. in November

By Sarah Halzack   Jobless rates fell in the District, Maryland and Virginia in November, according to a Labor Department report released Friday that gave mixed signals about how the region’s labor market is faring. Unemployment in each jurisdiction appeared to drop for favorable reasons: The number of unemployed people decreased, and the size of the labor force […]

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