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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...

Virginia Peninsula Chamber Hosts Economic Forecast Breakfast

After a 15-month hiatus precipitated by the covid-19 pandemic, the Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce will host its first live event in partnership with Old Dominion University’s Stome College of Business. Economists from ODU’s Dragas Center for Economic Analysis...

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...

Three Local Tourist Attractions Host Job Fairs

Three Williamsburg tourist attractions are scheduling job fairs the week of May 3 in anticipation of the upcoming summer season. Colonial Williamsburg will host a Hospitality Fair at the Williamsburg Lodge on Tuesday, May 4 from 1pm to 6pm. Colonial...

Two Job Fairs Planned for Busch Gardens and Water Country USA

WILLIAMSBURG-Busch Gardens and Water Country USA will hold in-person job fairs on April 22 and April 24 as they prepare for the upcoming summer season. The theme parks are hiring new ambassadors for area hosts, ride operators, lifeguards, and...

Unemployment Rate Drops In Virginia

Governor Ralph Northam recently announced that unemployment rate in the Commonwealth of Virginia dropped 0.1 percentage point to 5.1 percent in March. This is down 6.2 percentage points from the its peak of 11.3 percent in April 2020. In a...

Virginia Minimum Wage To Rise Starting May 1

VIRGNIA—Workers in Virginia are likely to see an increase in their paychecks soon. The Commonwealth’s state minimum wage is currently $7.25 but will rise to $9.50 on May 1 and will gradually increase to $15 per hour starting on...

James City Hiring Police Officers, Parks & Rec Workers

JAMES CITY-Two James City County departments are actively recruiting new employees. James City County Police Department is hiring. The police department is looking for dedicated officers to provide comprehensive law enforcement services and programs to the county’s citizens. The police department's...

Newport News Public Schools Recruiting Substitutes

NEWPORT NEWS—Newport News Public Schools (NNPS) will be hosting interviews at a hiring event being held on Thursday, April 15, 9am – 2pm. They are currently hiring Substitute Teachers, Substitute Instructional Assistants, and Substitute Secretaries. Job offers will be...

Busch Gardens and Water Country Are Now Hiring for the Summer

JAMES CITY-Busch Gardens and Water Country USA are now hiring for the 2021 season. The theme parks are looking to fill more than 700 part-time and seasonal positions. First-time jobseekers and those considering a career in the theme park...

SBSD Hosts Webinar for SWaM Business Owners

JAMES CITY-In honor of Women’s History Month, James City County wants to recognize female business owners and encourage certification for SWaM (small, women, and minority-owned) business owners. The SWaM program was established in 2006 to enhance opportunities for small businesses...

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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...