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Workforce forum urges business leaders to help “bring sexy back”

Panel members discuss labor shortages and retaining talent at the “Understanding Hampton Roads” forum in Chesapeake on Tuesday. The panel members from left to right: Casey Roberts, executive director of New Horizons Regional Education Centers; Daniel Lufkin, president of Paul…

Economic evidence created a sense of urgency for study | Expert column

So why is the Hampton Roads Community Foundation involved in workforce development? Shortly after my arrival as president and CEO in 2012, the foundation launched a community leadership initiative focused on regional economic competitiveness. The impetus was our growing concern…

Free forum to be held for discussing Hampton Roads workforce shortages, talent strategy

A new six-month study of the workforce gap and talent alignment strategy for Hampton Roads will be released at a free forum next week. The Hampton Roads Community Foundation and Hampton Roads Workforce Council are hosting an “Understanding Hampton Roads”…

Strategic approach to improving Hampton Roads’ talent pipeline

Efforts to strengthen the next generation workforce and create a more vibrant, diverse regional economy have been at the forefront of discussions among workforce development stakeholders — particularly as we face an unprecedented labor shortage. The business community’s need for…




Opportunity Inc. of Hampton Roads, on behalf of the Hampton Roads Workforce Development Board, is currently making Draft Modifications to the current 4-Year Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Local Plan available to the public for review and comment. In accordance with State guidance, the Draft Plan Modifications and the current Plan can be found by clicking HERE beginning 2/14/19 until 3/15/19. Written comments are welcomed and must be submitted via email to learl@vcwhamptonroads.org no later than 5:30 PM Eastern Time on 3/15/19. Note: Opportunity Inc. is currently in the process of changing its name to the Hampton Roads Workforce Council, which does not affect public review and comment regarding the Draft Plan Modifications. Equal Opportunity Program/Employer funded by the United States Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration.

View original local plan and attachments HERE.