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.…

Christina Brooks, 35, senior director, youth services, Hampton Roads Workforce Council | 2019 Top 40 Under 40

At work: I am the senior director of youth services at the Hampton Roads Workforce Council where I oversee the development of regionally-focused innovative workforce development programming for over 5,000 youth per year. Home and family: Originally from North Carolina, I live…

Workforce Development Programs Host Joint Meeting & Awards

The Hampton Roads Workforce Council in partnership with the Greater Peninsula Workforce Board hosted the Inaugural Joint Annual Meeting and Workforce Innovation Awards on Oct. 2 at the Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel. The Meeting and Awards highlighted workforce development programs, services and accomplishments over…

The Inaugural Joint Annual Meeting & Workforce Innovation Awards

Norfolk, VA — October 2, 2019 —The Hampton Roads Workforce Council in partnership with the Greater Peninsula Workforce Board today hosted the Inaugural Joint Annual Meeting and Workforce Innovation Awards, which highlighted workforce development programs, services, and accomplishments over the…

Workforce development chief shares best practices with EDA members

While over 14,000 individuals have utilized five Virginia Career Works centers in the Peninsula and Southside between 2018 and 2019, skilled industries like maritime and health care still need workers. Steve Cook, vice president of workforce innovation for Hampton Roads…

Groups partner to build world-class workforce

Business leaders across eastern Virginia are demonstrating how cooperation can bridge skills gaps between the current workforce and job openings in local industries. After forming the Southeastern Virginia Regional Workforce Collaborative last fall, the Hampton Roads Workforce Council and the…

New Google feature aims to simplify Hampton Roads job searches

A new Google pilot program could help Hampton Roads job seekers find high-paying jobs and training options, but one workforce expert says there’s still more companies can do to connect people to local resources. The enormous tech company recently announced…

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…