May 7, 2021
A publication by Gloucester's Department of Community Engagement and Public Information
Virtual Job Fair to be held May 25
Gloucester County, Virginia Government has partnered with several other agencies to launch its first virtual job fair, “Let’s Get Back to Work, Middle Peninsula!” The event will feature large employers and small businesses and is scheduled for May 25 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

The purpose of the event is for job seekers to meet and connect with top local and regional employers and professionals. Those questioning what employment direction they should take may figure out a career path or a field they want to explore at the event. “We are hearing more and more frequently that employers are having difficulty filling their open positions,” said Gloria Mazzella Williams, Gloucester County’s Community Engagement and Public Information Manager. “The job openings are out there, and we are hopeful that this event will provide an opportunity for local businesses and regional employers to connect with qualified candidates. It’s a great time to look for a job! Employers are motivated, and the openings are abundant.”

The virtual job fair is a joint effort between the County’s Community Engagement & Public Information and Economic Development Departments, the Virginia Employment Commission, Virginia Career Works, and the Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce. This event is completely free to participate, for both employers and job seekers.

Job seekers can register for the event by visiting https://portal.premiervirtual.com/event/registerjobseeker/7798-back-work-middle-peninsula-virtual-fair and employers can register for the event by visiting https://portal.premiervirtual.com/event/register-company/7798-back-work-middle-peninsulavirtual-fair. The website will open one day prior to the event start date, giving job seekers the opportunity to review company bios and job vacancies, apply for positions, and be prepared to talk to recruiters the day of the event. A chat function will allow job seekers to talk with company recruiters during the event and ask questions about the company and their open positions. Employers will have the opportunity to talk with multiple job seekers using the chat features; see and act on applications that are posted in real-time, initiate video chats with qualified candidates and more.

Now is the time to register and become familiar with the system prior to job fair day! For more information about the virtual job fair, call the Community Engagement and Public Information Department at 804-693-5730. 
Celebrating Our Local Businesses!

May is Gloucester Business Appreciation Month, and Gloucester County Economic Development is recognizing local business leaders for navigating change to recover the challenges brought on by the pandemic.

Gloucester’s businesses have entered new markets and business models, providing residents of the Middle Peninsula and beyond with a sense of resilience and determination to maintain quality of life through products, services, employment opportunities and more.

Throughout this month, we encourage your extra support of our local businesses, which are crucial to the area’s economic vitality.

On behalf of the Gloucester County Board of Supervisors and the Economic Development Authority, we celebrate “Business Appreciation Month” in honor of our support and appreciation to our business community. We are so very proud to have you and your businesses here in Gloucester!

A Revolutionary Experience to be held May 22-23

The Gloucester Museum will host, "Gloucester 1776: A Revolutionary Experience" on Saturday, May 22, from 10 AM - 4 PM and Sunday, May 23, from 10 AM - 3 PM. Feel the ground shake during cannon and musket firing demonstrations. Experience recruitment and learn to march in formation under the direction of your commanding officer. Engage with dozens of re-enactors and learn what life was like for soldiers and civilians in Gloucester during the early days of the American Revolution.

This free and family friendly program will align with Virginia’s Standards of Learning (SOLs) for students of all ages, with emphasis on Virginia studies and the Revolutionary War. The Historic Court Circle and surrounding areas will come to life with the sights and sounds of the American Revolution. 
Summer 2021 Issue of The Beehive Published

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Episode 2 of Current Conversations Focuses on Preparedness

Check out Episode 2 of Gloucester County Virginia Government's Current Conversations podcast, just published this week!
This month, we focus on storm preparedness and building safety in Gloucester with special guests from Gloucester's Emergency Management and Building Inspections Departments! Tune in to hear all about what risks our area in particular faces in the event of a storm or natural disaster. Also, learn what you need to do to ensure your building is safe!



Summer Reading Program to be held at Gloucester Library
C.E.R.T. Training to be Offered May 22-23

Are you prepared? Do you want to help your Gloucester, Mathews and Middlesex community in an emergency?

C.E.R.T. is a positive and realistic approach to emergency and disaster situations where citizens may initially be on their own. While people will respond to others in need without the training, one goal of the CERT program is to help them do so effectively and efficiently without placing themselves in unnecessary danger.

CERT members are not first responders, but offer support in our communities. The Community Emergency Response Team is a group of community volunteers that learn to: Manage utilities and put out small fires; provide Basic First Aid; learn how to search an area safely, help at local events and more!

C.E.R.T. training will be held May 22 and 23 In Mathews. Training is Free. COVID precautions and social distancing will be in effect. Space is limited.

Email jwenner@gloucesterva.info or call 804-693-1390 get more information and to register or visit https://www.gloucesterva.info/392/CERT
Gloucester County is currently recruiting for a Director of Information Technology

If you are a strategic thinker who enjoys making a difference, consider joining our Leadership team.



Priority given to applications received before May 28, 2021.

Course for Nonprofits Announced

Registration is open for NetworkPeninsula's May 14 Risk Management for Nonprofits class (online), at the Nonprofit Management Institute.

Training funds and member discounts are also available for qualifying nonprofits. To learn more, visit https://networkpeninsula.org/nmi/

New Post on Money, Health and Other Things

This week, the Virginia Cooperative Extension will discuss Umbrella Insurance.


Have a community event coming up? Consider listing it in The Bee Line Events Calendar!

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