Hampton Roads Workforce Council to receive support, funding to help connect more than 25,000 COVID-impacted workers

Hampton Roads Workforce Council to receive support, funding to help connect more than 25,000 COVID-impacted workers

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – COVID-19 has put thousands of people out of work locally, but now a new program aims to change that. The Hampton Roads Workforce Council said they were selected to be part of a national initiative that…

Newport News residents eligible for free fast-track shipbuilding and repair courses

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — A fast-track skilled training program for shipbuilding and ship repair is looking for applicants in Newport News to apply. The Hampton Roads Workforce Council is partnering with the Virginia Ship Repair Association to provide free…

Amanda Green, 30, youth program coordinator, Hampton Roads Workforce Council | Top 40 Under 40

Amanda Green, 30, youth program coordinator, Hampton Roads Workforce Council | Top 40 Under 40

At work: I provide oversight and technical assistance to government-funded youth programs that are designed to help young people obtain credentials, enter employment, and enter post-secondary education. Home and family: I am a Hampton Roads native, and I reside in Norfolk with…

Early childhood education virtual jobs event series to help fill workforce loss from COVID-19

Early childhood education virtual jobs event series to help fill workforce loss from COVID-19

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — The Hampton Roads Workforce Council has partnered with Eastern Virginia Medical School’s Minus 9 to 5 to connect community members with jobs in early childhood education in an effort to help with the jobs deficit COVID-19 has created.…

0 million Sentara, LISC partnership begins with financial literacy and job training

$100 million Sentara, LISC partnership begins with financial literacy and job training

It was early October when Sentara announced it had partnered with the Local Initiatives Support Corporation on a $100 million multi-year effort to make Hampton Roads healthier. Sentara and its insurance subsidiary Optima Health pledged to contribute $50 million toward…

Virginia Values Veterans

Norfolk organization honored for helping vets find work

The “Virginia Values Veterans” program highlights groups that assist vets with making the transition to post-military careers in the private sector. NORFOLK, Va. — The Hampton Roads Veterans Employment Center has been recognized with the Virginia Values Veterans “V3” award.…

11 Va. employers recognized for hiring veterans

11 Va. employers recognized for hiring veterans

Virginia Values Veterans Awards announced at Va. Veterans and Military Affairs Conference PUBLISHED AUGUST 19, 2020BY SYDNEY LAKE Eleven Virginia employers received this year’s Virginia Values Veterans Awards, which were announced Wednesday during the virtual 2020 Virginia Veterans and Military Affairs Conference,…