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Agency lowers barriers to hiring with internships in Portsmouth, Chesapeake

The Virginian-Pilot, March 12, 2018 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 flummoxed when coming face-to-face with employers. Now imagine other hurdles exist: For… Read more »

‘Opportunity fair’ coming to Chesapeake for teens, young adults

WAVY 10 | February 26, 2018 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. The NextGen Opportunity Fair will be held Thursday, March 1, at the… Read more »

NextGen Opportunity Fair

13 News Now, February 22, 2018 By: News Staff This video with an accompanying article can be found online on 13 News Now.

Newport News Shipbuilding holding job fair in Norfolk next week

WAVY 10, January 26, 2018 By Kevin Green The event is scheduled for Jan. 30 at the Opportunity Inc. One-Stop Workforce Center in Norfolk. The shipyard says registration for the event is recommended, but not required. 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Opportunity Inc. One-Stop Workforce Center 861 Glenrock Road Norfolk, VA 23502 View Map Learn… Read more »

Hampton Roads Veterans Employment Center open for transitioning service members

WTKR News Channel 3, January 26, 2018 By Nick Boykin HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – On January 24 the Hampton Roads Veterans Employment Center opened to service members that are transitioning from military to civilian life, who are looking for jobs. The center is led by the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce and Opportunity Inc. of… Read more »

Virginia’s workforce development system has a new brand

Inside Business, January 24, 2018 By Sandra Pennecke Virginia’s workforce development system has a new brand to help in its quest to put Virginians to work. The system, which consists of state and local partners and 62 one-stop career centers, will be dubbed Virginia Career Works. Shawn Avery, president and CEO of Opportunity Inc., was… Read more »

Hampton is site for health care job fair on June 8

Inside Business, May 18, 2017 By: Sandra Pennecke Potential employees in the health care field can connect and network with employers at an upcoming health care job fair. The free event is from 9 a.m. to noon June 8 at the Peninsula Workforce Development Center, 600 Butler Farm Road, Hampton. “This fair provides us with… Read more »