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Eastern State Hospital To Host Job Fair January 27

WILLIAMSBURG-Eastern State Hospital will host a job fair on Thursday, January 27, from 4pm to 6:30pm. The facility is located at 4601 Ironbound Rd. On-the-sport interviews will be available for the following positions: full- and part-time entry-level psychiatric technicians; forensic...

Upcoming Career Fairs Offer A Wide Opportunity Of Potential Jobs

Two upcoming career fairs—one in Hampton and the other in Newport News—will provide job seekers with a wide variety of potential positions to choose from. The first is the Maritime Career Fair, scheduled for Tuesday, January 25 from 10am to...

Habitat For Humanity’s Family Services Department Provides Path To Home Ownership

Habitat for Humanity's mission is to provide local families with a springboard to secure, steady futures through affordable homeownership, financial knowledge, and neighborhood revitalization. The path to home ownership begins with Habitat for Humanity's Family Services Department. "Family Services is...

Kamine Development Corporation and Nicollet Industries Partner On New Recycling Facility In Chesapeake

CHESAPEAKE-Kamine Development Corporation and Nicollet Industries, LLC, is planning to establish a joint venture paperboard recycling and production facility, Celadon Development Corporation, at the Chesapeake Deepwater Terminal site in Chesapeake. The $267 million project, which was announced on January...

Casinos Are A Game Of Chance

With casinos in Norfolk and Portsmouth scheduled to open in 2023, one big question remains: Are they a sure bet, a safe bet, or a sucker’s bet? “It really depends on who you talk to,” said Gretchen Heal, the Vice...

Colonial Williamsburg Reaches New Contract Agreement With Hospitality Workers

WILLIAMSBURG-On December 22, Unite Here Local 25, the union that represents the hospitality workers for The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, announced that the two groups have reached an agreement on a new contract. The agreement follows months of negotiations as...

Virginia’s Unemployment Rate Falls for 18 Consecutive Months

Governor Ralph Northam announced on Friday, December 17 that Virginia's unemployment rate dropped to 3.4 percent in November, the lowest since the beginning of the pandemic and 2.4 percentage points below the rate from one year ago. Virginia's unemployment...

One City Celebrations Job Fair Invites Citizens To Connect With Employers

NEWPORT NEW—The twentieth anniversary of Newport News City Councilwoman Sharon P. Scott’s One City Celebrations Job Fair will be held on Thursday, December 16 from 10am to 1pm at the Denbigh Community Center located at 15198 Warwick Blvd. in...

Dominion Energy Issues Inaugural DE&I Report

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) are all improving at Dominion Energy, according to the company's first external report on the subject. "Power Through People" details the company's DE&I journey and highlights company workforce data from 2016 through 2020.  It also lays...

Keeping An Eye On The Future: Jobs That May Become Obsolete

Technology has changed many things about the way the world works today. New inventions and innovations are helping to make lives easier, but they are also eliminating the need for some skilled positions that are being automated or more...

Virginia Values Veterans Program Scheduled For December 8

HAMPTON-The Virginia Department of Veterans Services will present the Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Program on December 8. The event is an opportunity for businesses to learn best practices in recruiting, hiring, and retaining military job seekers and military spouses....

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation At Odds With Hospitality Employees Over Pay

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and Unite Here Local 25, the union that represents its hospitality workers, appear to have entered into an impasse with regards to negotiations over working conditions and pay. On Friday, December 3, Colonial Williamsburg issued a...

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York Seeking Artist Applications For “Art At The River”

YORK-Artist applications are due Tuesday, February 1 for the annual juried art show “Art at the River,” which will be held this year on Sunday, May 8. Original artwork in a variety of media are being accepted. This includes painting,...

Eastern State Hospital To Host Job Fair January 27

WILLIAMSBURG-Eastern State Hospital will host a job fair on Thursday, January 27, from 4pm to 6:30pm. The facility is located at 4601 Ironbound Rd. On-the-sport interviews will be available for the following positions: full- and part-time entry-level psychiatric technicians; forensic...

LISC Receives State Funding To Help Small Businesses Impacted By Pandemic

A new initiative called the Virginia Small Business Resiliency Fund program was recently launched, providing more than $9.7 million in grants for a dozen projects across the commonwealth. This funding will help create programs and products that will expand...