We use cookies to better understand how you use our site and to provide ads and other offers that may be most relevant to you. By closing this message box or continuing to use our site, you agree to our use of cookies. To find out more, please see our Privacy Policy.

Careers, Jobs and Education Resources for: Virgin Islands

Staticmap?size=320x260&zoom=3&maptype=roadmap&sensor=false&key=abqiaaaa6rs7dlccekipwdombvotyxs1ytlivsncokofgdnrhb6rw0dnthqcnl mjgr1e3zqv7e889bab2f7na&center=virgin+islands&markers=virgin+islands
During the 17th century, the archipelago was divided into two territorial units, one English and the other Danish. Sugarcane, produced by slave labor, drove the islands' economy during the 18th and early 19th centuries. In 1917, the US purchased the Danish portion, which had been in economic decline since the abolition of slavery in 1848. (from the CIA)


Economic Overview

Tourism is the primary economic activity, accounting for 80% of gdp and employment. the islands hosted 2.6 million visitors in 2005. the manufacturing sector consists of petroleum refining, textiles, electronics, pharmaceuticals, and watch assembly. one of the world's largest petroleum refineries is at saint croix. the agricultural sector is small, with most food being imported. international business and financial services are small but growing components of the economy. the islands are vulnerable to substantial damage from storms. the government is working to improve fiscal discipline, to support construction projects in the private sector, to expand tourist facilities, to reduce crime, and to protect the environment.

Environmental Issues

Lack of natural freshwater resources

Government Type



109,840 (july 2008 est.)


Caribbean, islands between the caribbean sea and the north atlantic ocean, east of puerto rico


Total: 1,910 sq km land: 346 sq km water: 1,564 sq km

Twice the size of washington, dc

Country Aliases

Conventional long form: united states virgin islands conventional short form: virgin islands former: danish west indies abbreviation: usvi


Name: charlotte amalie geographic coordinates: 18 21 n, 64 56 w time difference: utc-4 (1 hour ahead of washington, dc during standard time)

International Disputes


Sources: Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

407074 Virgin Islands Jobs Found

Aerotek is looking for Sheet Metal Assemblers to perform a variety of tasks ranging from repetitive to non-repetitive production assembly operation...
Aerotek - Kinston - posted about 22 hours ago
Aerotek is looking for Aircraft Mechanics to work in Huntsville, AL supporting work on rotary wing aircraft (UH-60s). Job Duties & Qualifications: ...
Aerotek - Huntsville - posted about 22 hours ago
Aerotek is looking Structures Mechanic working on EMB 135,145, 170,175, 190 and CRJ 200,700, 900's. Work performed is a combo- supporting heavy mx ...
Aerotek - Bridgeton - posted about 22 hours ago
Denver's fastest growing NetSuite Solutions Provider is seeking an ambitious Practice Manager to oversee it's rapidly growing consulting division a...
Anderson Frank - Denver - posted about 22 hours ago
A well-established company in Cedar Rapids, IA is NOW HIRING for full time Customer Service Representatives to join their team! Required Experience...
Aerotek - Cedar Rapids - posted about 22 hours ago
Job Description Our CNA Job Responsibilities are: We encourage you to apply if you are compassionate, reliable, have 6 months experience, do not ha...
Interim HealthCare - VA - Ashburn - posted about 22 hours ago
Anderson Frank is currently working with a quickly growing software company based in Salt Lake City that is looking for an experienced NetSuite Ami...
Anderson Frank - Salt Lake City - posted about 22 hours ago
A well-established company in Waterloo, IA is NOW HIRING for full time Customer Service Representatives to join their team! Job Duties: - This pers...
Aerotek - Hudson - posted about 22 hours ago
Hiring Now for Large Commercial, Medical, Industrial and Professional Service Companies in the Inland Empire Immediate Need for the Following Openi...
Aerotek - Ontario - posted about 22 hours ago
Production helpers will have various assignments throughout the shop including cleaning, deburring, moving materials, polishing product, prepping, ...
Aerotek - Phoenix - posted about 22 hours ago
Jobs results sponsored by CareerBuilder
More Virgin Islands Jobs...