Governor Glenn Youngkin Celebrates the Consolidation of Virginia’s Workforce Programs

Jun 6, 2023 | Government Affairs, News, VMA Member Benefits, Workforce

RICHMOND, VA – Governor Glenn Youngkin today signed House Bill 2195 and Senate Bill 1470 to create the Virginia Department of Workforce Development and Advancement, that will create, sustain, and retain a highly skilled workforce.   


“Last year, my administration released its ‘Compete to Win’ plan and we have been laser-focused on bringing the Commonwealth of Virginia to a whole new level. The bills I signed today will fundamentally transform our workforce for the future and better position the Commonwealth to not only compete, but win,” said Governor Glenn Youngkin. “With our foot on the accelerator, I am confident we will win big and set the national standard for talent.” 


“It is essential that every Virginian has access to top-notch education and training for in-demand jobs,” said First Lady Suzanne S. Youngkin. “Today’s announcement is a shining example of government working better for employers and employees.” 

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