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Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA

The Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA metropolitan statistical area (MSA) had a civilian employment of approximately 70,060 as of May 2018 according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Employment Statistics survey (excluding self-employed and household workers). The greater Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA labor market experienced employment growth of about 8.62% (64,500 to 70,060) in the 10-year period from 2008 to 2018 which is slightly higher than the 7.06% national employment growth during the same period. The 2018 labor market estimate of 70,060 for the Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA MSA is comprised of the following: 2,450 (3.50%) in management occupations; 2,590 (3.70%) in business and financial operations occupations; 1,630 (2.33%) in computer and mathematical occupations; 1,390 (1.98%) in architecture and engineering occupations; 550 (0.79%) in life, physical and social science occupations; 1,080 (1.54%) in community and social service occupations; 190 (0.27%) in legal occupations; 7,700 (10.99%) in education, training and library occupations; 1,000 (1.43%) in arts, design, entertainment, sports and media occupations; 3,340 (4.77%) in healthcare practitioners and technical occupations; 1,370 (1.96%) in healthcare support occupations; 1,470 (2.10%) in protective service occupations; 6,570 (9.38%) in food preparation and serving related occupations; 2,590 (3.70%) in building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations; 2,370 (3.38%) in personal care and service occupations; 6,540 (9.33%) in sales and related occupations; 9,030 (12.89%) in office and administrative support occupations; 120 (0.17%) in farming, fishing and forestry occupations; 2,240 (3.20%) in construction and extraction occupations; 3,270 (4.67%) in installation, maintenance and repair occupations; 8,870 (12.66%) in production occupations; 3,700 (5.28%) in transportation and material moving occupations.

Major employers in the Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA metropolitan area include the following: Virginia Tech (5,000+ employees); Moog, Inc. (1,000+ employees); Montgomery County School Board (1,000+ employees); Montgomery Regional Hospital (500 – 999 employees); Lexington Rowe Furniture Inc. (500 – 999 employees); Carilion New River Valley Medical Center (500 – 999 employees); Town of Blacksburg (250 – 499 employees); County of Montgomery (250 – 499 employees); New River Valley Community Services (250 – 499 employees); Kroger (250 – 499 employees); Wal-Mart Stores (250 – 499 employees); Corning Glass Works (250 – 499 employees); Shelor Chevrolet Corporation (250 – 499 employees); Town of Christiansburg (250 – 499 employees); Wolverine LLE (250 – 499 employees).

Whether serving as your vocational rehabilitation counselor, consultant or expert witness, Dr. Hankins will make use of his specialized knowledge of the greater Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA labor market to ensure that his professional opinions about individuals’ employment and earning potential are based on accurate, reliable information.  In a clinical context, this maximizes the likelihood of helping clients to identify appropriate vocational goals and developing a rehabilitation plan that will allow them to achieve their employment aspirations. In a forensic context, this enables Dr. Hankins to conduct thorough, independent vocational and rehabilitation economic evaluations that culminate in the attainment of defensible conclusions about the degree of vocational disability and/or economic loss attributable to the injury or incident of interest in a case.  Please contact Hankins & Hankins Vocational Consulting today to learn how we can be of help!