Resources and updates for businesses and workers in Hampton Roads

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) – Many business owners and workers are struggling to keep up during the coronavirus shutdown.  In an effort to help smalls business owners affected by the virus within the Commonwealth of Virginia, Governor Ralph Northam requested…

NEWS Workforce council working to help people getting laid off, furloughed due to coronavirus pandemic

NORFOLK, Va. – Jeff Reynolds just got laid off on Thursday. He said he was part of a paint job at a hotel that got stopped. He drove over to the Virginia Career Works Center in Norfolk, but the doors…

Unemployed or furloughed because of the coronavirus? The workforce council wants to help

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — The Hampton Roads Workforce Council helps people find jobs, but right now they are trying to help those who are unemployed or furloughed because of the coronavirus. Shawn Avery, who is the president and CEO of…

Boost the regional economy by leveraging workforce development training | Expert column

When we think about the economic vitality of our region, job creation is often top of mind. How do we attract more businesses? How do we drive job growth? However, it’s high time we pull from the low-hanging fruit: training…

‘Connecting Opportunities’ aims to help students get trained in trade programs

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Hampton Roads Workforce Council and Elizabeth River Crossing have recently teamed up to launch the “Connecting Opportunities” program.  Through Connecting Opportunities, 30 students per year will receive funding to complete trade programs through Tidewater Community College’s…

Hampton Roads Workforce Council Hosts U.S. Secretary of Labor Scalia at Virginia Career Works – Norfolk Center

Secretary Scalia Joins Congressman Bobby Scott on tour of American Job Center & Hampton Roads Veterans Employment Center Norfolk, VA — February 3, 2020 — The Hampton Roads Workforce Council today announced that U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia visited…

Jobs and awards announced for Hampton Roads’ combined workforce boards

A new jobs initiative and workforce development awards were announced at the Southeastern Virginia Regional Workforce Collaborative’s first joint annual meeting Oct. 2. The collaborative is a partnership between the Hampton Roads Workforce Council and the Greater Peninsula Workforce Board.…