What Is Portsmouth@Work?
Portsmouth@Work is a talent development and retention initiative to assist unemployed and underemployed Portsmouth residents while building the pipeline of future workers. Our goal is to help build accessibility to workforce resources and services that prepare individuals for employment that increases quality of life factors. We believe that Portsmouth residents who want to work should be put to work.
How Does Portsmouth@Work Help?
Portsmouth@Work provides participants job training programs that span from the entry-level skills required for employment through career certification opportunities. Training programs are provided at no cost to participants. The Portsmouth@Work curriculum builds needed career skills and is set to standards cited by business and industry employers.
Portsmouth@Work is proud to partner with local, regional, and national workforce resources and services to make access easy for our residents. We partner with a diverse group of service providers with programmatic expertise, proven workforce development programs, and employment services and organizations.
Hampton Roads Workforce Council
Hampton Roads Workforce Council oversees federally funded workforce development programs, which assist businesses in accessing qualified workers and jobseekers in finding suitable job openings and bolstering their earning power through training.
Tidewater Staffing provides workforce solutions for clients in ship repair, warehousing, and light industrial/manufacturing industries. Skilled staff members also provide individual career counseling and support.
Hampton Roads Transit
Hampton Roads Transit provides skills-based career development opportunities as they hire and grow dynamic, customer service-oriented, and energetic people to provide excellent and effective public transportation to the Hampton Roads region.
Portsmouth Adult Education Center
Provide in-depth study for students who need to strengthen their basic skills before moving into GED Preparation classes. All ABE classes are offered free of charge.
Tidewater Community College Workforce Solutions
Provides tailored programs for individuals and employers to receive training to keep them on the cutting edge of their field.
Portsmouth Redevelopment and Housing Authority Family Self-Sufficiency Program
The purpose of the Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program is to assist eligible individuals to increase their earned income and reduce dependency on public assistance and rental subsidies. The FSS Program is available to Public Housing (PH) and Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program participants.
Virginia Employment Commission
The VEC's Virginia Workforce Connection (VAWC) is your online source to connect
with potential employers, search for jobs, find training opportunities, and research
wage data along with industry and occupational trends.
Virginia Ship Repair Association
The Virginia Ship Repair Association (VSRA) is a regional association representing companies engaged in, or supporting, the ship repair industry in Virginia and the Mid-Atlantic region. Our mission is to focus and coordinate member resources on issues, challenges, and opportunities facing the ship repair industry in Virginia and across the nation.
The Portsmouth@Work Center
The Portsmouth@Work Center is your resource for employment services. Whether you're a job seeker looking for assistance with job searches or resume writing, or an employer needing targeted recruitment strategies or access to workforce programs, Portsmouth@Work is the place for you! Our friendly staff offer customized career and job resources to meet your specific needs and serve as your local career center.
- 8 Computer Stations
- High speed internet access
- Email and web browsing
- In-house staffing for assistance
President and CEO of the Hampton Roads Workforce Council
The Portsmouth@Work program and center has the full support from our team. The Hampton Roads Workforce Council will continue to work with Portsmouth to foster talent.