ODU professor says younger people are leaving Hampton Roads for better-paying jobs

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) — Though more people are working in Virginia, the Commonwealth is being outperformed by neighboring states as younger people are leaving the Hampton Roads region, according to a new report out of Old Dominion University. “There is…

Empowering the Next Generation: GLOW Program Students Explore Renewable Energy with the Hampton Roads Workforce Council at Centura College

Centura College’s Norfolk campus recently hosted sixty-four students from the Girls Lead Offshore Wind (GLOW) program, accompanied by staff from the Hampton Roads Workforce Council. The purpose of their visit was to explore Centura College’s Wind Turbine Program and engage…

Let’s Go To Work campaign hopes to fill countless job vacancies in Hampton Roads

by: Kara Dixon Posted: Mar 21, 2022 / 05:33 PM EDT Updated: Mar 21, 2022 / 11:03 PM EDT NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A new campaign is hoping to help fill countless job openings in the Hampton Roads region. The Hampton Roads Workforce…

‘The business community is starving for people’; The Great Resignation continues in Hampton Roads

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – Nationwide, the workforce has seen over 47 million people voluntarily resign from their jobs. It’s coined ‘The Great Resignation” and it’s hitting close to home, with several Hampton Roads companies scrambling to find enough employees. “The…
‘Let’s Go to Work!’: Campaign aims to re-energize Hampton Roads workforce

‘Let’s Go to Work!’: Campaign aims to re-energize Hampton Roads workforce

By Sandra J. PenneckeInside Business•Mar 22, 2022 at 3:46 pm Norfolk — The Hampton Roads Workforce Council has launched a campaign aimed to re-energize the region’s workforce. Let’s Go to Work! launched on March 14 and is geared to help traditional…
Growing our regional workforce: best practices to create a solid talent pipeline | Expert column

Growing our regional workforce: best practices to create a solid talent pipeline | Expert column

The shrinking talent pool is not unique to Hampton Roads, as industries across the globe grapple with the skills gap and the baby boomer exodus. The Harvard Business Review reported over 9 million open jobs in the U.S. as of…
City Awards Additional .4 Million to the Virginia Beach Pandemic Relief Partnership

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…