Youngkin announces major change to Commonwealth hiring practices

Governor Glenn Youngkin announced a significant change on the Commonwealth’s hiring practices which will eliminate degree requirements or preferences from nearly 90% of state classified positions.

Governor Youngkin spoke on the decision stating, “This landmark change in hiring practices for our state workforce will improve hiring processes, expand possibilities and career paths for job seekers and enhance our ability to deliver quality services.”

Virginia joins states like North Carolina and Maryland, who recently cut degree and preference requirements while elevating the value of work experience.

The change will go into effect on July 1, 2023.

To view the Governor’s press release on the decision, click here.

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