Hampton Roads Workforce Council

The Hampton Roads Workforce Council is responsible for developing workforce policy and administering workforce development initiatives in Virginia's Workforce Investment Area 16, which includes these localities:  Chesapeake, Franklin, Isle of Wight, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Southampton, Suffolk and Virginia Beach.  The Board conducts its operations through the "Hampton Roads Workforce Council"  organization.

Formerly Opportunity Inc., The Hampton Roads Workforce Council oversees federally funded workforce development programs, which assist businesses in accessing qualified workers and jobseekers in finding suitable job openings and bolstering their earning power through training.