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Addressing staffing shortages: Free Hampton Roads childcare training offered next week

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — As more of the economy reopens – small businesses are struggling to hire. And you’ve probably seen it firsthand – “for hire” signs in front of restaurants, and posted on Instagram and Facebook. For one important…

Hampton Roads Workforce Council to offer free training for 700 job seekers, displaced workers

Hampton Roads Workforce Council to offer free training for 700 job seekers, displaced workers

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) — The Hampton Roads Workforce Council is trying to recruit 700 participants who are seeking employment to join the Future of Work Grand Challenge. The Future of Work Grand Challenge is a national competition designed to…

Hampton Roads employers struggling to find workers offer hiring incentives

Hampton Roads employers struggling to find workers offer hiring incentives

It’s a good time to be looking for a job in Hampton Roads. Depending on the field, hiring bonuses are reaching into the hundreds and thousands of dollars. Employers are increasing wages to compete for workers in high-demand positions. And…

Virtual job fair targets Hampton Roads high school seniors looking for work

By: Blaine StewartPosted at 4:30 AM, Apr 13, 2021 and last updated 10:30 AM, Apr 13, 2021 HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – There is a push to put more young people to work, specifically high school seniors in Hampton Roads. The Virginia Restaurant Association and…

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Click HERE for the Hampton Roads Local Plan 2021 Open Comment Period

LOCAL WORKFORCE PLAN  

VIRGINIA LOCAL WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AREAS 14 AND 16 

(Cities of Chesapeake, Franklin, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, and Williamsburg,
and the Counties of Gloucester, Isle of Wight, James City, Southampton, and York). 

In accordance with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014, the Hampton Roads Workforce Council and the Greater Peninsula Workforce Board are making available the Local Workforce Plan for Local Workforce Development Areas 14 and 16 to the general public for review and comment(s). The Plan, which is for the period 07/01/2020 – 06/30/2024, will be available on the Hampton Roads Workforce Council’s website (www.vcwhamptonroads.org), on the Greater Peninsula Workforce Board’s website (www.vcwpeninsula.com), and a printed copy at the offices of the Hampton Roads Workforce Council located at 999 Waterside Drive, Suite 1314, Norfolk, Virginia 23510, during normal business hours. The Plan will be available for review from 02/08/2021 – 02/22/2021. All comments must be in writing and received by 5:00 p.m. on 02/22/2021 at the address indicated above or by email to savery@vcwhamptonroads.org.   Questions may be addressed to Hampton Roads Workforce Council at 757-314-2370. 

Click HERE for the Hampton Roads Draft Local Plan 2021.

Notice of Intent: Public Comment Request on Board Consolidation

Please click HERE