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VDOT cuts 678 jobs

The Virginia Department of Transportation issued layoff notices to 678 workers Jan. 4. The layoffs will be effective in April. VDOT previously had cut 950 jobs in different rounds in 2009. This final round of layoffs includes the closure of 15 residency offices and will leave VDOT with 7,500 employees. Cuts were initiated last year in an effort to reduce a $4.6 billion shortfall.

Get published

Bestselling author and publishing consultant David Hazard will give a free talk, “Getting Publishers to Say ‘Yes!’,” Jan. 7 at Lightfoot Restaurant, 11 N. King St., Leesburg. RSVP at 540-454-4495.

Lennar

Doryan Winkelman has been named executive vice president of land acquisition and development at Lennar. Winkelman will identify,  create, develop, manage and complete real estate acquisitions for Lennar’s Virginia Division. Winkelman can be reached at 703-964-4202 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Rates reduced

Rates for Dominion Virginia Power customers were reduced effective Jan. 1, 2010, in accordance with changes approved by the Virginia State Corporation Commission. The monthly net decrease in the electric bill for the typical residential customer using 1,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity will be 87 cents, or 0.8 percent, from $109.23 to $108.36. For more information, contact David Botkins at 804-771-6115 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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