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Where people work in Eastern Panhandle: Health care entities, BOEs among top employers in region

By JIM McCONVILLE

The Journal

The WVU Medicine-Berkeley Medical Center is shown Wednesday in Martinsburg. Health care ranked as one of the state’s largest employers.
(Journal photo by Ron Agnir)

MARTINSBURG, W.Va.  — Education, health care and government retained dominance as top employer categories in the Eastern Panhandle this year, according to a report released by WorkForce West Virginia this week.

Based on figures collected this year, the boards of education had the most employees in Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan counties.

Heath care entities ranked as the second largest employers in Berkeley and Morgan counties, with U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs in Martinsburg and Valley Health System in Berkeley Springs.

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