Employment http://wvtf.org en Boosting Biotech http://wvtf.org/post/boosting-biotech <p></p><p>Virginia, no longer ranked as the best state to do business, still has a strong economic footing, especially in Northern Virginia. But because the state is so heavily reliant on defense contracts which have recently been on the federal chopping block, Governor McAuliffe is looking to strengthen the state's economy through other avenues.</p><p></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:46:45 +0000 Tommie McNeil 24097 at http://wvtf.org Boosting Biotech 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