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Employment & Layoffs

Virginia Governor Releases Unemployment Stats For May

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced on June 23 that the commonwealth’s unemployment rate dropped .2-percentage points to 4.5 percent in May, which is 4 percent points below the rate from a year ago. Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remains...

FBI Future Agents In Training Program Comes To Hampton

HAMPTON—For the first time, the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Future Agent in Training (FAIT) Teen Academy Program will partner with the Hampton Commonwealth Attorney’s Office and the Hampton Police Department to provide high school students in Hampton, and surrounding...

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...