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More high school graduate just saying no to higher education

By Krystal Searcy | Jun 7, 2023
by: Regina Mobley Posted: May 31, 2023 / 07:25 PM EDT Updated: Jun 1, 2023 / 02:08 AM EDT PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) – More high school graduates are saying no to higher education and yes to the workforce. According to the Wall Street…
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Hampton Roads Workforce Council to host Spring 757 Career Summit

By Krystal Searcy | May 3, 2023
by: Jasmine Singletary Posted: May 3, 2023 / 12:48 PM EDT Updated: May 16, 2023 / 07:37 AM EDT HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) – Hampton Roads Veterans Employment Center and the Hampton Roads Workforce Council will host 757 Career Summits. The career summit…
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Workforce Council Helping People Get Hired on Coast Live

By Krystal Searcy | Jun 3, 2022
By: Coast Live Posted at 1:11 PM, May 26, 2022 and last updated 7:11 PM, May 26, 2022 HAMPTON ROADS, Va.- The Hampton Roads Workforce Council has launched a new campaign to urge job searchers to return to the workforce. Katherine Henderson, from…
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Local Teens Have More Options Than Ever For Employment

Local Teens Have More Options Than Ever For Employment

By Krystal Searcy | May 23, 2022
Photo courtesy of Busch Gardens Facebook page. As many local businesses continue to suffer due to a lack of workers, there are more opportunities than ever for teenagers seeking summer employment as well as recent graduates who are about to…
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“Let’s Go to Work” with the Hampton Roads Workforce Council on Coast Live

By Krystal Searcy | May 12, 2022
HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – As America struggles to rebound from “the great resignation,” the Hampton Roads Workforce Council has launched a new campaign to encourage job seekers to rejoin the workforce. President & CEO Shawn Avery stops by Coast Live…
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Want to work at a casino, factory or school?  Hampton Roads employers are hiring.

Want to work at a casino, factory or school? Hampton Roads employers are hiring.

By Krystal Searcy | May 12, 2022
Help wanted: accountants, zookeepers, blackjack dealers and more. If you’re looking for work, job opportunities are in abundance in Hampton Roads. The Hampton Roads Workforce Council reported 33,426 newly posted job listings in the region between April 4 and May…
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Let’s Go To Work! Campaign aims to re-energize Hampton Roads workforce

By Krystal Searcy | Apr 14, 2022
Sandra J. Pennecke, The Virginian-PilotMarch 22, 2022·1 min read 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 job seekers,…
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Let’s Go To Work campaign hopes to fill countless job vacancies in Hampton Roads

By Krystal Searcy | Apr 14, 2022
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…
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‘The business community is starving for people’; The Great Resignation continues in Hampton Roads

By Krystal Searcy | Apr 14, 2022
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…
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