Workforce Development to Host Community Resource Fair

Published: January 19, 2010

People struggling to survive today’s economic turbulence may find some support at a Community Resource Fair scheduled Thursday, February 18 at the Peninsula Workforce Development Center (PWDC), 600 Butler Farm Road, Hampton.

The Empowering the Community Resource Fair sponsored by Thomas Nelson Community College Workforce Development and Peninsula Worklink will feature a variety of community vendors and employers on site to answer questions and provide helpful information to attendees.

The event will also feature a full range of educational opportunities, including information and testing for those interested in obtaining a GED or participating in TNCC’s Middle College program. In addition, free workshops will be offered throughout the day.

The schedule is as follows:

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.

Registration, Coffee and Networking

9:00 – 9:15 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Dr. Ned Carr, Executive Director Peninsula Worklink

9:15 a.m./10:30 a.m./1:00 p.m.

Maximizing Your Job Search with the Virginia Workforce Connection – Room 1118

Keely Humphrey, Virginia Employment Commission Workforce Services Representative. As a resident of Virginia, you have access to the largest job board in the state — The Virginia Workforce Connection! Learn how to register, create a resume and conduct broad-based job searches using this user-friendly comprehensive system.

9:15 – 10:15 a.m.

“Surviving Financial Setbacks” Workshop – Room 1120

Melissa Jefferson, Financial Specialist ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions. Financial emergencies happen to everyone. Whether a result of an unexpected expense, poor planning, a job loss, or death of a breadwinner, it is important to know there are solutions. With just a few simple steps, participants learn how to survive financial setbacks and minimize the damage to their credit.

10:15 – 10:30 a.m.


10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

“Alternatives to Foreclosure” Workshop – Room 1120

Melissa Jefferson, Financial Specialist ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions. When facing the daunting prospect of foreclosure, this workshop will help financially strapped homeowners to understand the foreclosure process, best options and next steps. They’ll also learn how to spot for foreclosure recovery scams.

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon


12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.

Economic Development Brief and “Employers Panel” Discussion – Room 1120

City of Hampton, City of Newport News, James City County and York County Economic & Development, Colonial Williamsburg, Cubic Applications, Inc., First Team Automotive and Sprint Hampton Center.

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

“How Do the New Tax Laws Affect You?” Workshop – Room 1120

Frieda Stallard, Financial Specialist FFSC Support Center.

2:00 – 2:15 p.m.

Closing Comments

Dr. Ned Carr, Executive Director Peninsula Worklink.


8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.


Variety of Community Vendors and Employers set up from 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in large conference room.

9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.


A full range of Educational opportunities available. Information session and Testing all day!! Be the Next GED Success Story.

9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

United States Census Bureau testing and recruitment all day! – Room 1117

For additional information, call Peninsula Worklink’s Lisa Taylor at (757) 865-5845.

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