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…

COVID-19 resources still available one year later in Hampton Roads

COVID-19 resources still available one year later in Hampton Roads

Several regional COVID-19 business grant and assistance programs have exhausted their funding, but it’s worth checking to see if new rounds become available. Local governments and organizations are waiting for clarity on how the latest $1.9 trillion stimulus package signed…

City Awards Additional $12.4 Million to the Virginia Beach Pandemic Relief Partnership

Monday, March 22, 2021 Virginia Beach City Council recently voted to provide an additional $12.4 million in funding to continue providing resources and assistance to Virginia Beach residents and small businesses impacted by COVID-19.  The funds are being distributed through…

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With goal of full economic revival, Hampton Roads business organizations unveil ambitious recovery plan

Leaders in the Hampton Roads business community have debuted a plan to not only lift the region out of the coronavirus pandemic but accomplish an even loftier goal — make it one of the most sought-after and fastest-growing metropolitan areas…