Our region’s workforce is enriched by our unique active duty, reserve and exiting military personnel.
If you say "Hampton Roads" to someone with a military background, they instantly think about the one-of-a-kind military and government presence found here. Our region is proud to have tens of thousands of men and women in uniform who utilize some of the most advanced equipment and training in the country. Here in Hampton Roads, we have 9 military installations including 3 joint-base complexes that span over multiple locations, bringing the total number of military bases to 15.
Every year many highly trained, motivated and disciplined personnel transition from active duty to the civilian workforce.
Of these individuals, over six thousand a year chose to stay or return to Hampton Roads to establish residency. These exiting military personnel are a unique asset to our region because they continually renew the labor pool as innovative, experienced and dedicated individuals.
|Occupation||Number employed||% of exits|
|Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers||435||6.78%|
|Maintenance and Repair Workers, General||392||6.10%|
|Network and Computer Systems Administrators||364||5.60%|
|Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians||337||5.25%|
|Stock Clerks and Order Fillers||329||5.13%|
|Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters||299||4.66%|
|Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels||248||3.87%|
|Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment||230||3.58%|
|Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria||218||3.40%|
|Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers||145||2.26%|
|Office Clerks, General||105||1.64%|
|Surveying and Mapping Technicians||97||1.51%|
|Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers||89||1.39%|
|First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers||83||1.29%|
|Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping||82||1.28%|
|First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers||81||1.26%|
Chmura Economics & Analytics - JobsEQ, August 2015