Virtual Vocations is here to bring new employment opportunities to the “Old Dominion” state! If your online search for work from home employment has exhausted you, let us take the reins!

One look at our database of Virginia Telecommute Jobs and you will adopt the professional motto “Thus Always to Telecommute!”

Virginia-based Companies that Hire Telecommuters
Telecommuters frequently find work with local businesses in their home state, and Virginia is no exception. Consider working for one of these reputable, Virginia-based companies with a track record of hiring remote workers. Landing a job with one of these employers will make your chances for at-home success as high as Mt. Rogers!

Amerigroup (Virginia Beach) – Health insurer
CACI International (Arlington) – Professional services and IT solutions
G5LIVE (Sterling) – Chat operators
ICF International (Fairfax) – Management, policy and technology consulting
Inova Health System (Fairfax) – Community healthcare company
K12 (Herndon) – Virtual K-12 education provider
LMI (McLean) – Government consulting
Opower (Arlington) – Software company
PETA (Norfolk) – Non-profit that supports the welfare of animals
Rosetta Stone (Harrisonburg) – Language learning software
SAIC (McLean) – Scientific and technical products creator
SimpleTix (Alexandria) – Ticketing service system

National Telecommute Companies that Restrict Virginia Workers
We fluttered across the Web like Virginia’s State Insect – the swallowtail butterfly – but we have not identified any national companies that restrict the hiring of telecommute workers from Virginia.

Minimum Wage Requirements
As of January 2012, the Virginia Minimum Wage is $7.25 per hour, which is the same amount as the Federal Minimum Wage. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Virginia law does not specify state dollar minimums, but instead adopts the Federal Minimum Wage.

Virginia Telecommute Laws & Tax Considerations
In an effort to encourage private sector telecommuting, Virginia governor Bob McDonnell approved legislation to give a tax credit to employers who hire remote workers. Under the law, which was approved in 2011, businesses can receive a tax credit of up to $1,200 per employee and up to $50,000 per organization. All businesses that are subject to paying Virginia state income tax my apply to receive the Telework Tax Credit.

Co-working Centers
The notion that telecommuters have to stay confined to the same four walls of their home office (or living room corner) is as false as work-from-home job ads which promise you’ll “MAKE $750 A DAY IN YOUR PAJAMAS!!!!” As the popularity of telecommuting employment boomed, so did co-working centers. These collaborative facilities allow virtual workers to rent office-like space and receive business products and services for a daily, weekly or monthly fee. Check out the following Virginia co-working centers:

804RVA (Richmond)
Bright Cowork (Winchester)
Business Lounge (Roanoke)
Refresh Winchester (Winchester) – Co-working community

Work from Home Scams
We have not discovered any notable work from home scams that have victimized Virginia residents. However, if you believe that you have been solicited by an employment scam artist, contact the Better Business Bureau offices of Central Virginia, Western Virginia, and/or Southeastern Virginia. When searching for online jobs, remember to trust your instincts. The adage, “If it’s too good to be true, then it probably is,” never rings truer than when applied to at-home employment.

For information on work-from-home scams to avoid, review this Forbes list.

Additional Resource
If you would like to view more information about the telecommuting lifestyle, investigate virtual employment work leads and communicate with other remote workers like you, visit the Virtual Vocations forums.