Opportunity Inc. Unveils New Name, Focus On Regional Collaboration

By Trevor Metcalfe [email protected] Opportunity Inc., the Hampton Roads workforce development board, unveiled both a new name and a new regional initiative at its annual meeting Sept. 26. The board is now called the Hampton Roads Workforce Council. The rebranding…

Program Linking Military Medics With Civilian job Opportunities Becomes Permanent

Gov. Ralph Northam signed legislation on June 25 making the Virginia’s Military Medics and Corpsmen program permanent. The program was previously a pilot initiative administered by the Department of Veterans Services. It provides training and assistance to former military medics…

Opportunity Inc. Hosted The Ukraine Delegation For Working With Veterans & Norfolk City Sister Association

Opportunity Inc. hosted the Ukraine Delegation For Working With Veterans and Norfolk City Sister Association on Friday, April 20. Staff provided a tour of the new Hampton Roads Veterans Employment Center — sharing insight on how the organization helps Veterans,…

Longtime Farm Fresh, Toys R Us Workers “Still In Shock” As They Look For New Jobs

Ten years. Thirty years. Thirty-seven years. Many longtime Farm Fresh workers – and at least one Toys R Us employee – had never been to a job fair before, let alone expected to be at one at their age: 55-plus.…

Agency Lowers Barriers To Hiring With Internships In Portsmouth, Chesapeake

The Virginia Pilot by Roger Chesley Teens and young adults often struggle getting that first job. Their resumes might lack clarity. The occupations they seek could be highly competitive. If they haven’t taken a course in interview prep, they’re often…

‘Opportunity Fair’ Coming To Chesapeake For Teens, Young Adults

WAVY 10 | By News Staff CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — Opportunity Inc. and the Youth Career Center of Hampton Roads are holding an event later this week to help teens and young adults with employment, volunteer and post-secondary education opportunities.…