Employment http://wvtf.org en Ban the Box Efforts http://wvtf.org/post/ban-box-efforts <p>Most job applications have a box on page one that asks applicants if they’ve been convicted of a crime.&nbsp; Critics say that’s one big reason that people coming out of prison can’t get work and end up back behind bars.&nbsp; Now, there’s a move in the legislature to ban the box.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Virginia’s prisons offer a range of educational and vocational training programs, and many inmates go home with new skills and a commitment to live within the laws, but often they’re frustrated by the inability to find work.</p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 16:26:51 +0000 Sandy Hausman 16004 at http://wvtf.org Ban the Box Efforts Making Information Hard to Process Could Benefit Businesses http://wvtf.org/post/making-information-hard-process-could-benefit-businesses <p>Virginians will likely spend some time over next few weeks getting their paperwork together to complete their taxes.&nbsp; And if you’re thinking about having someone else do your taxes, &nbsp;new research says tax preparers and other service providers can sometimes benefit by making information about their services hard to read.</p><p></p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Beverly Amsler 15156 at http://wvtf.org Making Information Hard to Process Could Benefit Businesses How to Succeed in Business by Actually Trying http://wvtf.org/post/how-succeed-business-actually-trying <p>There’s no doubt that today’s US economy is primarily a service economy. That means the new ‘goods and services’ now translates as plain, ‘good service.’</p><p>But not all businesses know how to make the most of their customers’ service experience.</p><p></p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 21:26:33 +0000 Robbie Harris 14839 at http://wvtf.org How to Succeed in Business by Actually Trying Helping Those Over 50 Get a College Education http://wvtf.org/post/helping-those-over-50-get-college-education <p>Virginia Western Community College is one of 36 new colleges taking part in a national effort to train 10 thousand baby boomers for new jobs in healthcare, education, and social services.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 17:29:59 +0000 Beverly Amsler 6539 at http://wvtf.org Helping Those Over 50 Get a College Education Workforce Training a Priority in Rural Parts of the State http://wvtf.org/post/workforce-training-priority-rural-parts-state <p>Governor McDonnell’s Rural Jobs Council is out with its final report with recommendations on how to create and retain jobs in the rural parts of the Commonwealth.&nbsp; Beverly Amsler spoke with Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 13:57:58 +0000 Beverly Amsler 5972 at http://wvtf.org Workforce Training a Priority in Rural Parts of the State