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The Great Recession: 10 Years Later

13News Now | July 11, 2018 By: Janet Roach It’s been 10 years since the start of the Great Recession. When the bottom fell out of the markets and banks failed, Hampton Roads was hit hard. Our red-hot housing market took a hit. Friends and neighbors lost their homes and their jobs. Tourism dollars and… Read more »

Program linking military medics with civilian job opportunities becomes permanent

Inside Business | Jun 27, 2018 By: Alana Davitt 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 and corpsman in obtaining credentials and… Read more »

Opportunity Inc. Hosted the Ukraine Delegation For Working With Veterans and Norfolk City Sister Association

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, Transitioning Service Members, and Military Spouses find meaningful employment as they enter the civilian workforce.

Norfolk Scope to host inaugural Healthcare Career Expo

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 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Norfolk Scope. The expo is designed for high school… Read more »

Job fair aims to help displaced Farm Fresh and Toys ‘R’ Us employees

13 News Now | April 15, 2018 VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WVEC) — A local organization is looking to help the more than 3,000 workers in Hampton Roads who are affected by the closings of Toys “R” Us and Farm Fresh. The “ConnectUP 2018 Job Fair” will allow recently displaced workers the chance to meet with… Read more »

Rep. Scott Taylor to speak at grand opening of veterans employment center

NORFOLK, Va. – Congressman Scott Taylor (R-Virginia Beach) will speak at the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Hampton Roads Veterans Employment Center on Friday, March 30.  The new center opened on January 24. It was created to assist veterans, transitioning service members and military families access services and resources to reach… Read more »

Opportunity Inc. to host health care career expo at Norfolk Scope

Inside Business|March 19, 2018 Ever thought about a career in health care? Opportunity Inc. and the Youth Career Center of Hampton Roads will host their first Health Care Career Expo from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 17 at Norfolk Scope. The event is in partnership with the Norfolk Works initiative and Sentara Healthcare…. Read more »

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 »