The workforce is the bedrock of our communities. Described as hardworking, adaptable and loyal, the traditional agricultural work ethic is carried on by those now working for manufacturers, distribution centers, and by those in the professional, scientific, and technical service industries.
Virginia is a right-to-work state. At 4.3%, Virginia has the 3rd lowest unionization rate in the country (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2018). On average, wages are lower than or competitive with similar markets in other areas of the country.