Richmond’s Maxx Potential is a five-year-old tech company whose workers are paid (starting at $12 an hour) to learn on the job. With little technical experience, they work alongside more-seasoned colleagues to build websites and apps for Fortune 500 companies and local nonprofits alike. Some stay for years, developing nuanced skills and training newcomers.
A grassroots cure for PTSD
The Veterans and Warriors to Agriculture Program helps vets, who account for an estimated 9% of West Virginia’s population, transition into civilian life and contribute to the state’s growing farming economy. With new funding from the statehouse, the program plans to offer veterans training, employment, and even help securing land.