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 another opportunity to partner with other workforce development organizations that share our commitment to strengthening the region’s workforce,” said Shawn Avery, president and CEO of Opportunity Inc. “Last year, we placed more than 50 percent of our job seekers into health care positions and this event supports our continued efforts to meet employer demands in this growing industry cluster.”

Along with more than 30 health care employers including Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, Commonwealth Senior Living, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Southeastern Virginia Health System and Veteran Affairs Medical Center, the fair will also offer education and veteran resources.

Attendees are encouraged to dress professionally and bring their resume.

“We have had tremendous turnout in the past and the feedback on a trade specific event like this has been very positive from the business partners who participate, as well as the job seekers,” said Lisa Zahralddin, assistant vice president for the Peninsula Council for Workforce Development.

The job fair is presented by Opportunity Inc. (Hampton Roads’ Workforce Development Board) in partnership with the Peninsula Council for Workforce Development, Virginia Employment Commission, Job Assistance Center, LLC. and Thomas Nelson Workforce Development. To learn more visit opp-inc.org.