Established by the Hampton Roads Workforce Development Board, the Hampton Roads Workforce Council oversees federally funded workforce development programs for all localities in the Hampton Roads region, including Chesapeake, Franklin, Gloucester, Hampton, Isle of Wight, James City, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Southampton, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg, and York.


The Hampton Roads Workforce Council provides strategic workforce development solutions designed to assist businesses in accessing qualified workers and job seekers in search of suitable job openings and training opportunities to bolster their earning potential.


The Hampton Roads Workforce Council serves as the regional conveyor of workforce development, ensuring the strategic alignment of efforts that facilitate meaningful employment and economic growth in Hampton Roads, while excelling at the delivery of business, workforce, and youth funded services.


We are committed to the development and implementation of a system that will equip the existing and emerging workforce in Hampton Roads to meet the needs of the current business community; attract high-quality employment to the region; and support new, high-growth, innovative enterprises.