The Hampton Roads – Tidewater area of Virginia is recognized as one of the best areas in the USA for finding employment. Major employers include the U.S. military and its contractors, educational institutions, health care providers, retail sales, and the tourism industry.


Hampton Roads Virginia employment opportunities exist with the U.S Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and scores of military contractors.


Job opportunities in the educational field include public and private K-12, colleges, universities, trade schools, and other facilities.


Driven by a strong local economy, job openings in the retail sector are frequent in Hampton Roads. Retail job openings may be found at Peninsula Town Center, Lynhaven Mall, Hilltop Shopping Centers, Town Center of Virginia Beach, Pembroke Mall, grocery markets, auto dealerships, and other large retailers. Other sources of retail employment include independent shops, and more.


Tourism related jobs include the hospitality industry, food service, amusements, charter fishing, tours, and other service providers.

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