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Posted on: January 11, 2018

Businesses encouraged to register with ACT and help Hampton become 'work ready'

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Jan. 12, 2018 - Local businesses are encouraged to help Hampton become a "work ready" community by registering online with the ACT Certified Work Ready Initiative.

Hampton became part of the initiative last year as part of the city's effort to build the local workforce and to help potential employees receive industry-recognized credentials – a National Career Readiness Certificate - based on their workforce skills. The initiative also gives Hampton access to a large database of occupational profiles, and identifies skills and skill levels needed for hiring and training in Hampton.

By registering online, businesses are included in the initiative database and can get help identifying potential employees with essential and "verifiable" skills.

Learn more about the initiative  by contacting Pam Croom, workforce development coordinator in the city’s Economic Development Department, at 757-728-5171, by emailing, or by visiting Hampton's ACT page at

ACT is a national, non-profit organization “dedicated to helping people achieve education and workplace success.” 

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