Alliance Virtual Webinar to Feature Virginia’s Chief Workforce Advisor
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
This Wednesday, March 31, the Alliance will continue hosting its virtual webinar series, Wednesdays@One, to discuss the impact and issues surrounding the minimum wage.
This week’s guest, Dr. Megan Healy, the Chief Workforce Advisor to Governor Northam, will discuss important workforce updates and issues surrounding the state’s minimum wage. As Chief Workforce Advisor, Dr. Healy serves on the Governor’s cabinet. Dr. Healy is also the Commonwealth’s highest-ranking workforce officer; she oversees a range of regional, state, and federal programs that connect Virginians to the skills, training, and opportunities they need to thrive in the 21st century.
Secretary Healy works to support workers throughout Virginia in areas of unemployment insurance, worker discrimination, workforce training, and licensing and occupational regulations. She also works closely with the Commonwealth’s labor and business communities, in addition to her state government partners, to develop accessible pathways into high–demand jobs.
“We are very fortunate to have Dr. Megan Healy joining us for this update. Workforce is a top concern of our regional employers and is a topic of discussion at many meetings with local businesses. Being able to directly ask questions and receive feedback from the Governor’s Chief Workforce Advisor is a great opportunity. We want to ensure our employers have the answers they need to make informed decisions about compensation, hiring, and employment regulations,” explained Jamie Glass, the Alliance’s Director of Economic Development.
Dr. Healy can be reached by phone at (804) 786–2111, and her office is located on the third floor of the Patrick Henry Building on 1111 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219. For U.S. mail, please use P.O. Box 1475, Richmond, VA 23218.
Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance
The Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance exists to promote the regional economic growth and enhance the quality of life of all citizens in the Lynchburg area. For more than 700 businesses and professional organizations in the Lynchburg region, our mission is to enhance regional economic development through generating jobs and investment, promoting the region’s brand and image globally, cultivating talent, and enhancing the local business climate.
To learn more about the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance, please visit www.lynchburgregion.org