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Hire Virginia Connects Hampton Roads Employers and College Students

NORFOLK, Va. - (October 18, 2018) - Hire Virginia is a state-wide recruiting partnership designed to engage Virginia-based university students with employers in the Hampton Roads area. Eight top universities will bring students to Norfolk on Nov. 5 to participate in an interview day from 9 am to 5 pm and career fair from 10 am to 2 pm at the Marriott Waterside, 235 E. Main Street.

Participating Schools include:

  • University of Virginia
  • Virginia Tech
  • Old Dominion University
  • VCU College of Engineering
  • Norfolk State University 
  • Radford University
  • William & Mary
  • James Madison University

“The goal of the program is to retain our top talent in Virginia,” said Lapinski. “We’ve had tremendous support from our higher education partners and anticipate a strong showing for area employers. It’s our first Hire Virginia, and we currently have 38 unique employers for the career fair and 12 employers for the interview portion of the event. We’d love to add some additional biotech companies to the career fair.”

Hire Virginia sponsors include Wall, Einhorn & Chernitzer CPAs & Advisors, BAE Systems, Cox Communications, GEICO, Suffolk Economic Development, ADP, Clark Nexsen, The City of Norfolk, Virginia Beach Economic Development, Hampton VA Economic Development, Opportunity Inc., Re-Invent Hampton Roads and Wilbanks Smith & Thomas Asset Management.

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