Hampton Roads Military Spouse Economic Empowerment Zone launches in Norfolk

By Sandra J. Pennecke sandra.pennecke@insidebiz.com Unemployment and underemployment are two problems that military spouses often have to contend with as they support their significant other’s career. According to a report by the U.S. Chamber Foundation, 16 percent of military spouses…

Opportunity Inc. Hosted Annual Meeting & Workforce Innovation Awards

Opportunity Inc., the Hampton Roads Workforce Development Board, hosted its 2018 Annual Meeting and Workforce Innovation Awards on Sept. 26 at Westin Virginia Beach Town Center. The event highlighted the organization’s workforce and development programs, services and accomplishments over the…

Opportunity Inc. Unveils New Name, Focus On Regional Collaboration

By Trevor Metcalfe trevor.metcalfe@insidebiz.com Opportunity Inc., the Hampton Roads workforce development board, unveiled both a new name and a new regional initiative at its annual meeting Sept. 26. The board is now called the Hampton Roads Workforce Council. The rebranding…

Program Linking Military Medics With Civilian job Opportunities Becomes Permanent

Gov. Ralph Northam signed legislation on June 25 making the Virginia’s Military Medics and Corpsmen program permanent. The program was previously a pilot initiative administered by the Department of Veterans Services. It provides training and assistance to former military medics…

Opportunity Inc. Hosted The Ukraine Delegation For Working With Veterans & Norfolk City Sister Association

Opportunity Inc. hosted the Ukraine Delegation For Working With Veterans and Norfolk City Sister Association on Friday, April 20. Staff provided a tour of the new Hampton Roads Veterans Employment Center — sharing insight on how the organization helps Veterans,…

Agency Lowers Barriers To Hiring With Internships In Portsmouth, Chesapeake

The Virginia Pilot by Roger Chesley Teens and young adults often struggle getting that first job. Their resumes might lack clarity. The occupations they seek could be highly competitive. If they haven’t taken a course in interview prep, they’re often…