Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The Commonwealth's unemployment rate fell to 5.2 percent in April 2013, the lowest since 2008. But uncertainty around sequestration could slow job growth in coming months.
Virginia’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.2 percent in April, the lowest it’s been in more than four years. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports the rate is down from 5.3 percent in March and 5.9 percent in April 2012. It is the Commonwealth’s lowest since the 4.9 percent rate in November 2008. Virginia’s April rate is well below the national average of 7.5 percent. In March, Fairfax County had a jobless rate of 3.7 percent, according to the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA). The FCEDA helped bring more than 1,400 new jobs from 27 different companies to the county during the first quarter of 2013. Salient Federal Solutions, which provides information technology support to government and commercial customers, created the …
Monday, May 20, 2013
Looking for a new gig?
The job market is tough these days, but there are jobs out there. Stick with your strengths, don't be afraid to put in the hours and who knows how far you'll go. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter! The American Moving and Storage Association in Lorton is looking for sales staff. Learn more here. Frito-Lay is looking for truck drivers. The position entails 50-60 hours of driving, loading and unloading per week. Learn more here. A small, but busy auto glass shop in Lorton has an immediate opening for a helper/trainee. Learn more here. Swift Transportation in Lorton is looking for flatbed, regional and OTR drivers. Learn more here. A Esthetician/Masseuse/Nail Tech is wanted at a Lorton salon. Learn more here. Good luck out there! Visit …
The 134 acre parcel is in Mason County.
Have an extra million bucks — or more — to spare? If not, here are some pictures of some of the region's most expensive properties to help when you dream.
Maybe you don't need 10 bathrooms. Or even nine. Maybe you don't need a boat dock in your back yard. Or a fully equipped gym. Some people, though, apparently do. And if you're not looking for much more than a roof over your head — and even if you're not looking at all — we can all dream, can't we? Well, we can do more than that: We can take a peek inside some of the most expensive homes for sale in Virginia and D.C. Just click on the links below to see what's for sale in some of our 31 Patches around the region. WOW: $1.3 Million Home Features Hot Tub WOW: Home Features Skylights, Library WOW: Annandale $1.3 Million Home Features Wrap-Around Porch WOW: Own a Barn in Leesburg Lakefront Contemporary on Upper Lake Drive Wow' House: …
What kind of business should go here?
There's an open storefront in Lorton. The 1,600 by 2,995 square-foot space at 9000-K Lorton Station Blvd. is empty and available. "I would love to see an optometrist and an eyeglasses shop there," said Jacqueline Nunez, who represents property manager Exit Realty Associates. Are you following us on Facebook and Twitter? It takes less than a minute... The space was previously the Dollin' It Up Spa. The space is located in the Lorton Station Town Center, and its neighbors are CrossFit Liberation and Vocelli Pizza. What do you want to see at 9000-K Lorton Station Blvd.? Take our Patch poll and tell us in the comments!
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Business owners can claim their free listing in Patch Places to promote their business and inform local Patch readers.
When Patch launched in late 2010, editors and freelancers ventured to local businesses to collect information for our directory. They made Patch Places into a spot where local consumers can find descriptions, hours, accepted payment methods and much more for stores and restaurants around town. All Patch readers can add information about local events, can rate the business on a scale of one to five stars and can add a review. But many owners of local businesses don't realize the full advantages and extra bonuses they get when they claim a listing. How to Claim Your Listing—and Why Owners or managers should search for their business listing on Patch in the search box above, click on your business listing and then click on "claim your listing…
The Chamber gave Albo and 28 other legislators an "A".
Del. Dave Albo (D-42) was given three awards last week for his 2013 voting record by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce. The chamber awarded Albo an the “A” with the Champion of Free Enterprise Award, a legal reform advocate award and an economic competitiveness award. “Businesses create jobs, and if we want more jobs and higher paying jobs, we need to help businesses thrive," said Albo. "I am proud to do my part to keep Virginia the best state to do business, and, therefore, the best place to raise a family." The Chamber hosted its 2013 Legislative Awards Reception and Dinner at the Ritz Carlton in Tysons Corner on May 8, 2013. Albo was praised for writing the state transportation funding bill, which will generate $880 million in new …
Monday, May 13, 2013
After 20 years on WRQX, the station pulls the plug on popular morning radio program.
For those who listen to Mix-107.3 FM, "Love your show babe," was the signature sign-off for morning show host Jack Diamond and it was also how listeners signed off when calling in to the show. Loyal listeners may have noticed that Diamond was missing in the mornings the past two weeks, replaced temporarily by various hosts. But Diamond's not on vacation — he's off the station for good, according to the station. Two weeks ago, the Washington DC radio station WRQX-FM, owned by Cumulus Media, deleted all references to the popular longtime radio host on its Web site and loyal listeners unknowingly heard the last morning show by Diamond after 22 years on the radio station. Will you listen to the new syndicated show taking its place? Take our …
Take a look at some of the most luxurious properties for sale in Virginia and DC.
Maybe you don't need waterfront views or woodsy acreage. Or a wine grotto, a pool or a home with a historic pedigree. Some people, though, apparently do—and they're willing to spend a lot of money to have those amenities in DC or Northern Virginia. We can all dream, can't we? In addition to dreaming, we can take a look inside some of the most exclusive, amazing homes for sale right now in Virginia and DC. Just click on the links below to see what's for sale in some of our 31 Patches around the region. WOW: Annandale $1 Million Home Features Loft WOW: $3.4 Million Clifton Home Features Wine Cellar WOW: $1-Plus Million on More Than 5 Acres in Lorton WOW: $849,000 Home on the Market in Kingstowne WOW: Chantilly Home Includes 15-Car Garage WOW…
Friday, May 10, 2013
Mother's Day is Sunday, May 12.
Got any special plans for Mother's Day this Sunday? Pane E Vino, at 9020 Lorton Station Blvd., is still accepting reservations for its Mother's Day Brunch and dinner. The brunch costs $39.99 for adults, $12.99 for children ages 3-10, and no charge for kids under 3. Reservation times are 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. What's on the menu? Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!