Monday, December 5, 2022

Employment & Layoffs

Businesses Often Struggle With The Difference Between Employees And Independent Contractors

NEWPORT NEWS – Differentiating between an employee and an independent contractor is not always easy. The United States Department of Labor and many states do have a 24-point test to help with the determination. However, the U.S. Department of Labor...

Newport News Police Department Hosting Hiring Event

NEWPORT NEWS-The Newport News Police Department will hold a hiring event on Saturday, December 3. The police department is looking to hire police officers as well as 911 dispatchers. Police officer recruits will be able to apply, test, and interview during...

Virginia’s October Economic Stats Offer Optimism

RICHMOND – Virginia’s labor force increased by 1,162 in October, keeping the number of Virginia’s employed at more than 4.3 million. The numbers from the Bureau of Labor and Statistic’s Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) show the commonwealth’s labor force...

Social Media A Vital Part Of Hiring Process

NEWPORT NEWS – Social media is a growing and important part of today’s world. However, it has extended far beyond the social aspects of people’s lives. It has crept into the professional aspects also, so much so that the Newport...

James City County Police Chief Retires

JAMES CITY-James City County recently named an interim police chief following the retirement of Chief Eric Peterson. The county announced on November 23 that Peterson is retiring after 28 years in public service. “I want to thank Chief Peterson for his...

Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad In Need Of More Volunteers

GLOUCESTER-Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad, Inc. is putting a call out for additional volunteers to meet the increased demand in services. “Our call volume is constantly increasing and we are in search of new volunteers to join our dedicated...

James City County Employees To Receive Bonuses

JAMES CITY COUNTY –James City County employees received an early holiday gift this week with the approval of bonuses. The Board of Supervisors approved the one-time bonus for all James City County employees at its November 22 business meeting.  Full-time...

HRSD Looking To Fill A Variety Of Positions

VIRGINIA BEACH-The Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD) is seeking to fill a variety of roles, including Chief of Water Quality as well as two project managers. The Chief of Water Quality would be responsible for overseeing HRSD’s Water Quality Department....

Transition Overwatch Provides Career Options For Transitioning Service Members

Ten years ago, Transition Overwatch founder and CEO Sean Ofeldt was in a position that many military people find themselves in when getting ready to leave the military and make the move into civilian life. He didn’t want to...

Williamsburg Health Foundation Searching For Next President & CEO

JAMES CITY-The Williamsburg Health Foundation is in search of a new president and CEO. The foundation announced on November 7 it is seeking an experienced professional to take the helm of the organization. The full-time position requires leading all aspects of...

Virginia Peninsula Foodbank Offering Free Culinary Training Program

HAMPTON-The Virginia Peninsula Foodbank is once again offering a free 12-week culinary training program. The program is designed to help economically disadvantaged adults gain culinary skills, jobs, and self-reliance.  Among the topics covered in the curriculum are: cleanliness and sanitation;...

Hampton City Council Approves Rezoning Request For Former Deaf And Blind School Site

HAMPTON—On Wednesday, November 9, Hampton City Council heard presentations from City Council Staff and NorthPoint Development on a proposal to rezone approximately 63 acres of land at the former site of the Virginia School for the Deaf, Blind, and...

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York County Seeking Citizen Input On Water Street Area Master Plan

YORK-York County is seeking input from community members about the future of the Water Street area. Citizens will have the opportunity to offer their feedback regarding the Water Street Area Master Plan during the Christmas Market on Main event...

Hampton Mayor Delivers State Of The City Address

HAMPTON—On Thursday, December 1, more than 500 people gathered at the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton to hear the State of the City Address. This marked the first time since 2019 the address was delivered in front of...

Warwick Moose Lodge To Hold Merry Market Craft And Vendor Fair December 4

NEWPORT NEWS—Warwick Moose Lodge, in conjunction with Giving Hope in Hampton Roads, will host a Merry Market Craft and Vendor Show on Sunday, December 4 from 9am to 4pm at 1711 Warwick Moose Ln. in Newport News. The event is...