An All-in-One Tool for Navigating the Job Hunt

Hampton Roads, Va. 

In 2016, Hampton Roads-area leaders identified a need for a “one-stop center” to deliver a high-touch workforce development approach tailored to individuals’ goals and grounded in an understanding of military culture and backgrounds.  

The Hampton Roads Veterans Employment Center opened its doors Jan. 24, 2018, and has since served 1,455 customers, including active duty, reserve and civilian military personnel, military dependents, and veterans.  

The center connects customers to employment and educational opportunities through work skills assessments, job search assistance, employment workshops, seminars and employer-specific hiring events.  

The Hampton Roads Veterans Career Compass electronic portal, launched in January 2019, allows employers to post jobs and customers to access job opportunities—all specifically targeted to the military community. 

Previously published in America's Defense Communities Magazine, June 2019 edition.