Inclement Weather Notice

Due to forecasted impacts from quick moving snowstorm, including potentially hazardous road conditions, the Hampton Roads Workforce Council, Veterans Employment Center, Youth Career Center and the following Virginia Career Works - Hampton Roads locations, including Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk and Franklin, and will be closing at 3:00 pm on Thursday, February 20, 2020. 


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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.…

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…




Opportunity Inc. of Hampton Roads, on behalf of the Hampton Roads Workforce Development Board, is currently making Draft Modifications to the current 4-Year Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Local Plan available to the public for review and comment. In accordance with State guidance, the Draft Plan Modifications and the current Plan can be found by clicking HERE beginning 2/14/19 until 3/15/19. Written comments are welcomed and must be submitted via email to no later than 5:30 PM Eastern Time on 3/15/19. Note: Opportunity Inc. is currently in the process of changing its name to the Hampton Roads Workforce Council, which does not affect public review and comment regarding the Draft Plan Modifications. Equal Opportunity Program/Employer funded by the United States Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration.

View original local plan and attachments HERE.