Hampton Roads’ graduates can be found throughout the United States. These are individuals who already have a rooted connection with Hampton Roads. Attracting graduates who currently live outside of the region opens an additional talent pipeline to fulfill workforce needs for new enterprise.Read More
The number of jobs requiring a high school diploma or less has consistently decreased since 2007. Learn how the City of Hampton is responding to this change in workforce needs with their Academies of Hampton program which features 16 different academies and 44 pathways for high school students to choose from.Read More
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.Read More
President & CEO Rick Weddle reflects on the regional employment market: Currently in a "recovery" business cycle, Hampton Roads' business cycle shows opportunity for significant growth.Read More
Out-of-region student enrollment is up 9.2% in five years, despite total enrollment decreasing in the same timeframe. This uptick in enrollment means more money flowing into the local economy and provides the opportunity to capture more students for the regional workforce.
Highlighting the recent 2017 State of the Workforce report, President & CEO Rick Weddle recaps where we’ve been, where we are today, and what challenges and opportunities lay ahead for our regional workforce.Read More