Business and Industry Services

Connecting you to workforce talent

As the baby boom generation slowly exits the U.S. workplace, a new survey by the Society for Human Resource Management concluded that the incoming generation is sorely lacking in much needed workplace skills — both basic academic and more advanced “applied” skills.

Peninsula Worklink’s dedicated team of workforce experts is well connected with business’ needs for a skilled workforce. Tap into our many services to recruit and retain your workforce.

Post a Job
Need employees for critical positions?  The Peninsula Worklink One-Stop Career Centers provide a high visible job posting option that can be viewed by thousands of job seekers right here on the Peninsula. Click here to access.

Recruit Ex-Military
Does your company recruit retiring or transitioning military personnel? As a community with a strong Department of Defense focus, military personnel offer a treasure trove of human resources that already know your government clients as well as you. We facilitate the exchange of potential employment opportunities for military personnel who are, or will soon be, entering the civilian workforce. Email your request to post positions that may be of interest to military personnel.

Job Fair Information
The Peninsula Worklink conducts two to four job fairs each year, and is a resource for area organizations conducting year-round job fairs. Check out our calendar for upcoming events.

On-the-Job Training
On-the-Job Training (OJT) provides unique opportunities for those who already possess some job-related skills and the knowledge to “learn as they earn”. By participating in training as an employee, the participant not only acquires new skills and knowledge, but also receives the same wages and benefits as current employees in same or similar positions. The employer benefits by being reimbursed for part of the participant’s wages during the training period, while having the services of a full-time employee. Contact a Peninsula Worklink staff member for more information.

Customized Training Programs
In collaboration with our many workforce partners, the Peninsula Council for Workforce Development and Peninsula Worklink are committed to assisting area employers in developing flexible training programs that raise employee productivity and production quality. Following an exploratory meeting with Council staff, your company will work with training courseware developers to create effective, multi-media training programs that motivate your employees to develop critical skills or techniques. Contact a Council staff member for more information.

Downsizing Assistance
During the ebb and flow of the business cycle, businesses often experience downturns that force adjustments to the size of their staffing. Many companies feel a strong desire to minimize the impact on their employees to the greatest extent possible when they are facing an economic necessity to curtail operations. Our workforce partner, the Virginia Employment Commission, will work discreetly with any area employer to help them through this stressful process. Contact a Peninsula Worklink staff member for more information.