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Two Local School Divisions To Host Job Fairs

WJJC Schools and York County Schools are planning upcoming job fairs to recruit employees. The WJCC School division will host its job fair on Friday, January 28 from 9am to noon at the division’s School Board and Central Office, 117...

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...

Virginia State Parks Seeks Applicants for Youth Conservation Corps

The Virginia State Parks Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) is now accepting applications for more than 200 opportunities statewide for summer residential service projects. The YCC crews will assist staff with projects such as trail maintenance, habitat improvement, campground construction...

Hampton University Celebrates Faculty And Staff With Bonus And Raises

HAMPTON—Just prior to the holiday season, Dr. William R. Harvey, Hampton University’s President, expressed his heartfelt appreciation to the hard-working members of the Hampton University Community by announcing that all faculty and staff would receive an end-of-the year bonus...

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...

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...

Virginia’s Unemployment Rate Falls for 17 Months Straight, Lowest In Mid-Atlantic

Virginia’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.6 percent in October, which is 2.5 percentage points below the rate from one year ago. Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate continues to be below the national rate of 4.6 percent. The commonwealth’s labor...

Free Short-term Training Programs Available At Thomas Nelson Community College

Thomas Nelson Community College's Workforce Development is addressing workforce needs in the community by offering free short-term academic programs this spring to prepare individuals for the changing needs in local employment. The training programs are free of charge to students...

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New Mexican Restaurant Slated To Open In Surry This Summer

SURRY-Longtime restaurateur Luis Pedraza hopes to open Morelia Mexican Restaurant on the main drag in Surry by summer 2022. While Pedraza has already purchased the vacant building located at 11487 Rolfe Highway, he's currently awaiting approval from a lender...

New Busch Gardens Roller Coaster Opening March 25

JAMES CITY-Busch Gardens Williamsburg announced the opening date for its latest attraction, the roller coaster Pantheon. The new ride will officially open to the public on March 25, 2022. Those with membership park passes will have the opportunity to...

Two Local School Divisions To Host Job Fairs

WJJC Schools and York County Schools are planning upcoming job fairs to recruit employees. The WJCC School division will host its job fair on Friday, January 28 from 9am to noon at the division’s School Board and Central Office, 117...