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Hershey announces $104 million expansion of Augusta County plant

Posted on May 9, 2019

For full WHSV article and video, click here. Date: May 9, 2019 WHSV – Governor Ralph Northam stopped by the Shenandoah Valley for the second time this week to announce an expansion of the Hershey manufacturing facility in Stuarts Draft. “For more than thirty years, The Hershey Company has continued to grow in Augusta County, […]

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Governor Northam Announces The Hershey Company to Invest $104 Million in Augusta County: Major expansion by The Hershey Company to create 65 new jobs

Posted on May 9, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 9, 2019 Office of the GovernorContact: Alena YarmoskyEmail: Alena.Yarmosky@governor.virginia.gov Virginia Economic Development PartnershipContact: Suzanne ClarkEmail: sclark@vedp.org The Hershey CompanyContact: Jeff BeckmanEmail: jbeckman@hersheys.com Phone: (717) 534-8090 STUARTS DRAFT—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that The Hershey Company, the leading North American chocolate producer and a global snacks company, will invest $104 million to […]

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BRCC, JMU enter partnership to train workers for new Merck jobs

Posted on May 8, 2019

For Full WHSV article and video, click here. Date: May 8, 2019 WHSV — As part of Merck’s plan to hire an additional 100 workers at its Elkton plant, the pharmaceutical company also announced a collaboration with James Madison University and Blue Ridge Community College to train workers for positions. In Weyers Cave, construction is underway […]

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InDemand Series: Cyber Security Engineer

Posted on May 6, 2019

For original WHSV article, click here. Date: May 6, 2019  In the information technology field, it’s not about having your bachelor’s or master’s degree — but instead, what you’re certified in to get you ahead in your career. A local program in the Shenandoah Valley can help get you just that. “Every day is an […]

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InDemand Series: Welder

Posted on April 16, 2019

For original WHSV article, click here. Date: April 16, 2019  WHSV – We’re taking another look at jobs in demand in the Shenandoah Valley. You may not think about it, but the work of welders is around you every day. James Perry says one of the best things about being a welder is that no […]

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InDemand Series: Plumber

Posted on April 3, 2019

For original WHSV article, click here. Date: April 3, 2019  WHSV – Watching the progression of construction from start to finish is rewarding for the people who have a hand in it everyday. With this plumbing apprenticeship through a local company, you can put together pieces of a puzzle for buildings that are here to […]

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Bridgewater College and Blue Ridge Community College Sign Articulation Agreement

Posted on April 2, 2019

For original article, click here. Date: April 2, 2019 To make a bachelor’s degree more accessible to local students, Bridgewater College and Blue Ridge Community College signed a new Guaranteed Admission Agreement that will allow students meeting certain requirements to transfer directly from the community college to Bridgewater’s bachelor’s degree program and enter with junior […]

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InDemand Series: Aviation Careers

Posted on March 21, 2019

For original WHSV article, click here. Date: March 21, 2019  WHSV – Several careers in aviation are in demand in the Shenandoah Valley. This week, we’re highlighting two careers, both related to aviation: aircraft mechanic and service technician and avionics technician. Avionics deals with the electronics systems used in aviation. Luke Fahrney works as an […]

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InDemand Series: Forklift Operator

Posted on March 5, 2019

For original WHSV article, click here. Date: March 5, 2019 WHSV – Whether you have no job experience or years in warehousing, one company here in the Valley is looking for you. “You can make a good life for yourself,” said Mike Nesselrodt, a warehouse supervisor for InterChange. “You can make a good career for […]

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InDemand Series: HVAC Technician

Posted on February 20, 2019

For original WHSV article, click here. Date: February 20, 2019  WHSV – HVAC technician apprentices are part of a growing career field in demand in the Valley: one that helps keep you comfortable at home and around town. He sees a bright future for this line of work. “The amount of people going into it […]

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