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…

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…