New job site turns military transcript into résumé for Hampton Roads employers

By Kimberly Pierceall Staff writer Hampton Roads has long been in a unique position. Its economy remains largely dependent on the massive military presence within its geographic borders – some might say too dependent. So, one would think that would put private…

This new veteran employment portal is looking for businesses

By Melanie Occhiuzzo -January 28, 2019 NORFOLK — The Hampton Roads Workforce Council is currently recruiting businesses for their Hampton Roads Veteran’s Career Compass which is set to go live to the public on Feb. 1. It’s an online portal that veterans can use for free…

New portal, Veterans Career Compass, connects skilled vets with employers

The portal gives businesses access to veterans who are skilled in manufacturing, information technology, cybersecurity, health care, and other fields. NORFOLK, Va. — A new portal, Veterans Career Compass, will allow Hampton Roads businesses to connect with skilled veterans seeking…

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,…