Council Happenings (page 13)


This new veteran employment portal is looking for businesses

By Krystal Searcy | Feb 5, 2019
By Melanie Occhiuzzo -January 28, 2019 NORFOLK — The Hampton Roads Workforce Council is currently recruiting businesses for their Hampton Roads Veteran’s Career Compass which is set to go live to the public on Feb. 1. It’s an online portal that veterans can use for free…
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New portal, Veterans Career Compass, connects skilled vets with employers

By Krystal Searcy | Jan 24, 2019
The portal gives businesses access to veterans who are skilled in manufacturing, information technology, cybersecurity, health care, and other fields. NORFOLK, Va. — A new portal, Veterans Career Compass, will allow Hampton Roads businesses to connect with skilled veterans seeking…
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Hampton Roads Military Spouse Economic Empowerment Zone launches in Norfolk

By Krystal Searcy | Oct 24, 2018
By Sandra J. Pennecke Unemployment and underemployment are two problems that military spouses often have to contend with as they support their significant other’s career. According to a report by the U.S. Chamber Foundation, 16 percent of military spouses…
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Opportunity Inc. Hosted Annual Meeting & Workforce Innovation Awards

By Krystal Searcy | Oct 2, 2018
Opportunity Inc., the Hampton Roads Workforce Development Board, hosted its 2018 Annual Meeting and Workforce Innovation Awards on Sept. 26 at Westin Virginia Beach Town Center. The event highlighted the organization’s workforce and development programs, services and accomplishments over the…
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Opportunity Inc. Unveils New Name, Focus On Regional Collaboration

By Krystal Searcy | Sep 26, 2018
By Trevor Metcalfe 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…
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Program Linking Military Medics With Civilian job Opportunities Becomes Permanent

By Krystal Searcy | Jun 27, 2018
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…
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Opportunity Inc. Hosted The Ukraine Delegation For Working With Veterans & Norfolk City Sister Association

By Krystal Searcy | Jun 26, 2018
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,…
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Longtime Farm Fresh, Toys R Us Workers “Still In Shock” As They Look For New Jobs

By Krystal Searcy | Apr 19, 2018
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.…
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Norfolk Scope To Host Inaugural Healthcare Career Expo

By Krystal Searcy | Apr 16, 2018
News Channel 3 | April 16, 2018 NORFOLK, Va. – Are you interested in a career in healthcare? Opportunity Inc. and the Youth Career Center of Hampton Roads will host a Healthcare Career Expo on Tuesday, April 17 from 9…
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