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…

Hampton Roads workforce boards unite and switch focus to employers

Hampton Roads’ two workforce development boards are becoming a lot closer. The Hampton Roads Workforce Council and the Greater Peninsula Workforce Board are in the midst of a new collaborative effort, meeting together and connecting job seekers with employers. Additionally,…

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…