Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Employment & Layoffs

Colonial Downs Will Host Two Job Fairs

As Colonial Downs prepares for its new season of horse racing on July 19,  the race track is looking to fill a variety of positions and will host a pair of job fairs. The Job Fairs are scheduled for Saturday,...

Shipyard Skilled Trades Trainees Wanted

NEWPORT NEWS—Interested in training for a job in the shipbuilding industry? As part of the Choice Neighborhoods Initiative, the City of Newport News is partnering with Newport News Shipbuilding to recruit, train, and prepare residents of the Marshall-Ridley neighborhood...

New Seafood Restaurant Opening This Summer In Williamsburg

YORK-A new seafood restaurant is coming this summer to the Williamsburg area. Nekeya Boyd, founder and owner of Nekeya’s Tasteful Creations, is opening Nekeya’s Seafood Café  at 455 Merrimac Trail on July 1. The establishment will also serve as a...

Newport News Plans Virtual Job Fair For Area Youth

NEWPORT NEWS—Young people looking for jobs are invited to the One City Celebrations Youth Job Fair on Tuesday, June 22 from 10am–1pm. During the virtual event, participants will hear from employers actively recruiting for a variety of positions. This...

Summer Job Program Seeks Businesses

HAMPTON—Hampton’s Summer Youth Employment Program, which gives young adults ages 16-24 summer work experience designed to cultivate their professional and personal goals, is looking for employers to provide summer job opportunities to program participants. All program participants are paid by...

The City of Williamsburg Is Hiring For Several Positions

WILLIAMSBURG-The City of Williamsburg is seeking employees to fill numerous positions within the city. Available positions include assistant city manager; a Care Team registered nurse; a summer youth counselor; and an attendant for Quarter Path Recreation Center. Williamsburg is also looking...

The Proper Barbershop Plans To Open Second Location

NEWPORT NEWS—For those who might want a well-crafted bourbon cocktail after receiving an equally exceptional haircut or beard trim, John Piña has the perfect solution for you. He’ll be opening a second The Proper Barbershop location in the building...

Virginia Restaurant, Lodging & Travel Association Hosts Job Fair

The hospitality and restaurant industries are struggling with workforce shortages and are in need of employees, especially with the busy tourism season about to begin. The Virginia Restaurant, Lodging & Travel Association is hosting a virtual job fair on...

Newport News Hosts Virtual Job Fair

NEWPORT NEWS—Newport News Parks, Recreation, and Tourism invites all interested parties to “get paid to play” this summer. The department will be hosting a virtual job fair to fill a variety of positions quickly.The fair will take place on...

Modular Housing Manufacturer Will Create Local Jobs

NEWPORT NEWS—indieDwell, an industry leader in steel modular housing manufacturing, will invest more than $2 million to establish its first East Coast manufacturing facility in Newport News. The new facility and related administrative offices will occupy a portion of...

Northam Wants To Speed Processing Of Unemployment Claims

On May 19, Governor Ralph Northam directed the Virginia Employment Commission (VEC) to invest $20 million to dramatically expand the agency’s ability to process complicated unemployment insurance claims. Executive Directive Sixteen required the agency to add 300 new adjudication...

The Richmond Flying Squirrels Are Hiring

The Richmond Flying Squirrels are looking to fill a variety of positions as they open for their 2021 baseball season on May 18. Jobs are available in many fields including food & beverage, hospitality, retail, ticketing, and grounds maintenance. The minor...

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Dominion Energy Customers Will Benefit From Stronger Grid

Dominion Energy Virginia customers will continue to experience more reliable service, new tools to manage energy usage, and greater access to clean energy sources as efforts continue on the Company’s 10-year plan to transform the electric distribution grid. With Phase...

Tradition Brewing Company Turns 5

NEWPORT NEWS-Tradition Brewing Company is celebrating a milestone anniversary in June, its fifth birthday. The brewery, located on Thimble Shoals Boulevard near City Center at Oyster Point, will host a three-day festival in honor of the anniversary June 25-27. The celebration...

Crumbl Cookies Chain Is Heading To The Peninsula

HAMPTON-The national cookie chain Crumbl Cookies is eyeing two locations on the Peninsula. Spencer Rowe recently relocated to the Hampton Roads area to open a Crumbl Cookies in Peninsula Town Center in Hampton. While an exact opening date has not...