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Navy’s long-term shipbuilding plan puts priority on carriers, submarines

READ FULL ARTICLE HERE Navy’s long-term shipbuilding plan puts priority on carriers, submarines The Navy’s new long-term shipbuilding plan — its first in three years — calls for maintaining the pace of Virginia-class submarine procurement and delivery at two a year. The plan does not include hints from an earlier proposal that light aircraft carriers […]

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Coalition for Consumer Choices Press Release: Youngkin rolls back Northam’s limits on single-use plastics

Youngkin rolls back Northam’s limits on single-use plastics Read full press release here RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin on Thursday ended what his office called a “burdensome” restriction on single-use plastics at state agencies, colleges and universities. The Republican governor signed an executive order rolling back a 2021 order from Democratic Gov. Ralph […]

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Competing for Talent: Recasting Perceptions of Manufacturing – A Deloitte Study

A joint Deloitte-MI study released this week showed that 64% percent of consumers surveyed see manufacturing as innovative, a 25% gain from the 39% reported by respondents in 2017. However, awareness of the sector’s many positives lags and most workers still prefer employment in other sectors, such as retail and services, to manufacturing.  Please share […]

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Stihl Inc. names new president and CEO

Read Article Here Stihl Inc. names new president and CEO Terry Horan takes helm at Va. Beach manufacturer PUBLISHED MARCH 31, 2022BY COURTNEY MABEUS Terry Horan was named president and CEO of Stihl Inc., effective April 1, 2022. Virginia Beach-based chainsaw and outdoor power equipment manufacturer Stihl Inc. has appointed Terrence “Terry” Horan as the company’s president […]

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Bulletin & Alert: 16VAC25-220 COVID-19 Final Permanent Standard to be Repealed

ACTION: VA Safety & Health Codes Board was advised to repeal Virginia 16VAC25-220 COVID-19 Final Permanent Standard at its March 21, 2021 meeting. The proposed effective date is expected to be March 23, 2022. Employers should begin updating all internal regulations, training, and workplace rules to comply with OSHA, CDC, and VOSH guidance. Employers also […]

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Thermo Fisher Scientific to add 500 jobs in RVA region

“Massachusetts-based scientific equipment and software supply company Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. will invest $97 million to expand its laboratory operations into three new locations in the Greater Richmond area, a project expected to create more than 500 jobs, Gov. Glenn Youngkin announced Monday.” Read full article here

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Bulletin & Alert: The Virginia Emergency Operations Center Private Sector Advisory

READ FULL ADVISORY & GET ATTENDEE LINK HERE From the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) Emergency Operations Center (VEOC): The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM), Virginia Fusion Center (VFC), and Commonwealth of Virginia, Secretary of Public Safety […]

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US Sanctions on Russia – USDOC Resources

Download USG Sanctions Resources Letter Here FULL TEXT U.S. Sanctions on Russia – A Brief Reference Many of the current U.S. sanctions targeting the Russian Government, and certain Russian persons and entities, were imposed in response to Russia’s purported annexation of Crimea and malign activities in eastern Ukraine and elsewhere internationally. Sanctions imposed pursuant to […]

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The Virginia Safety & Health Codes Board Voted to repeal §16 VAC 25-220 – Upcoming Meeting Dates

From Princy Doss, Virginia DOLI: The Virginia Safety and Health Codes Board Meeting and Public Hearing dates have been scheduled.  The Public Hearing date is March 14th. The meeting will be offered virtual and in-person. The location is the Patrick Henry Building. The Board Meeting is on March 21st. This meeting will also be offered […]

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Updated CDC Guidance on Masks – FAQ

Updated CDC Guidance on Masks – FAQ THE CDC RECENTLY UPDATED ITS GUIDANCE ON COVID-19 FOR MASK WEARING.  IF I AM AN EMPLOYEE WHOSE JOB DUTIES DO NOT INCLUDE PROVIDING MEDICAL ASSISTANCE/NON-MEDICAL CARE TO KNOWN OR SUSPECTED COVID-19 PERSONS CAN I FOLLOW THE UPDATED CDC GUIDANCE REGARDING MASKS? Yes, except as otherwise noted in these […]