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UMW and Fredericksburg featured in “Best Places for Job Seekers” list

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The University of Mary Washington is featured in another online ranking.

This time, the university is featured in NerdScholar’s 2013 list of “Best Places in Virginia for Job Seekers,” according to a release from UMW.

The financial literacy and consumer advocacy website ranked Fredericksburg seventh in Virginia, based on population growth, median household income and unemployment rate.

“The University of Mary Washington focuses on developing the region’s economy with a Small Business Development Center to help local businesses grow and prosper and an UMW Entrepreneurs Club to encourage students to start and grow businesses,” NerdScholar author Annie Wang said.

According to the study, Fredericksburg is a prime spot for job seekers with a 15.1 percent population change from 2009 to 2011, the median household income in 2011 at $44,498 and the 2013 unemployment rate at 8.3 percent.

Mary Washington Healthcare, the University of Mary Washington and the Fredericksburg City Government were named as the top employers for the area.


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  • jaes

    Considering how many people living here don’t work here.. I’d say the rankings are a bit off.