Resources to help businesses navigate uncertain times | Expert column

Over the last couple of years, industry, economic, and education entities have worked collaboratively — focusing efforts on ensuring a highly trained workforce, improving the talent pipeline, and tackling the skilled trade shortage. However, confronted with the COVID-19 pandemic, the…

Resources and updates for businesses and workers in Hampton Roads

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) – Many business owners and workers are struggling to keep up during the coronavirus shutdown.  In an effort to help smalls business owners affected by the virus within the Commonwealth of Virginia, Governor Ralph Northam requested…

NEWS Workforce council working to help people getting laid off, furloughed due to coronavirus pandemic

NORFOLK, Va. – Jeff Reynolds just got laid off on Thursday. He said he was part of a paint job at a hotel that got stopped. He drove over to the Virginia Career Works Center in Norfolk, but the doors…

Unemployed or furloughed because of the coronavirus? The workforce council wants to help

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — The Hampton Roads Workforce Council helps people find jobs, but right now they are trying to help those who are unemployed or furloughed because of the coronavirus. Shawn Avery, who is the president and CEO of…

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…

Groups partner to build world-class workforce

Business leaders across eastern Virginia are demonstrating how cooperation can bridge skills gaps between the current workforce and job openings in local industries. After forming the Southeastern Virginia Regional Workforce Collaborative last fall, the Hampton Roads Workforce Council and the…

New Google feature aims to simplify Hampton Roads job searches

A new Google pilot program could help Hampton Roads job seekers find high-paying jobs and training options, but one workforce expert says there’s still more companies can do to connect people to local resources. The enormous tech company recently announced…