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Hampton Roads businesses try to fill open positions, but many aren’t returning to work

By Krystal Searcy | Oct 15, 2021
There are more available jobs in Hampton Roads than there are workers to fill them. The concern is multi-layered and unemployment benefits are not to blame Author: Evan WatsonPublished: 5:58 PM EDT October 8, 2021Updated: 6:18 PM EDT October 8, 2021 VIRGINIA BEACH,…
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Center to help job seekers, businesses opening in Williamsburg

By Krystal Searcy | Oct 8, 2021
The grand opening will take place at the Historic Triangle campus of Thomas Nelson Community College. Author: 13News Now StaffPublished: 5:50 PM EDT October 5, 2021Updated: 5:50 PM EDT October 5, 2021   WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — The Hampton Roads Workforce Council is opening…
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Hampton Roads Workforce Council says 200 paid internship spots still open

Hampton Roads Workforce Council says 200 paid internship spots still open

By Krystal Searcy | Jul 20, 2021
Photo by: Sabella, Anthony Article By:  Anthony Sabella After kicking off earlier this month, a local internship placement program says it still has 200 paid positions it needs to fill. The NextGen Regional Internship Program runs from July to June…
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MAKING A MARK: New program aims to recruit, retain job talent in Hampton Roads

By Krystal Searcy | Jul 11, 2021
Author: Ashley SmithPublished: 6:15 AM EDT July 8, 2021Updated: 12:08 PM EDT July 8, 2021 As communities slowly come out of the pandemic, businesses are working to fill positions. Campus757 targets college students and grads newly entering the workforce. NORFOLK, Va. — A…
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Virginia career, veteran employment centers in Norfolk to fully reopen June 14

By thejissan@gmail.com | Jun 17, 2021
Photo Credit: Joseph Davis, 13News Now The Hampton Roads Workforce Council is fully reopening two of its centers in Norfolk. 13News Now finds out when and why their programs are in such need. Author: Angelique ArintokPublished: 10:06 PM EDT June 11, 2021Updated: 11:30…
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Hampton Roads restaurants are adapting to worker shortage

By Krystal Searcy | Jun 17, 2021
Hampton Roads restaurant owners have to make swift changes to their business as reopening becomes a struggle in the labor force. Author: Angelo VargasPublished: 5:57 PM EDT June 11, 2021Updated: 5:58 PM EDT June 11, 2021 VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Restaurant Owners can’t…
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Workforce Council offers jump starts to young people

Workforce Council offers jump starts to young people

By Krystal Searcy | May 19, 2021
NORFOLK — As the Hampton Roads area – and the rest of the world – begins to enter into post-pandemic life, the Hampton Roads Workforce Council has been hard at work with its recovery efforts. The council works year round…
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Opinion: Region working together toward economic recovery

Opinion: Region working together toward economic recovery

By Krystal Searcy | May 18, 2021
The time has come to dispel the myth that our cities, businesses, nonprofit organizations, institutions of higher education, and military commands don’t collaborate. The truth is we have been working together for years. Today, a quick look around Hampton Roads…
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The power to feed | Ruth Jones Nichols, Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore

The power to feed | Ruth Jones Nichols, Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore

By Krystal Searcy | May 18, 2021
Dr. Ruth Jones Nichols, president and CEO of the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore, is passionate about eliminating the root causes of food insecurity because she grew up with it: “I’m thankful for my personal experiences because…
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