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NORFOLK WORKS is the workforce development arm of the Norfolk Department of Economic Development.

We offer assistance in the areas of recruiting, training, and hiring incentives to help you find and hire the talent you need for your business to thrive.


  • Connect businesses to new talent pools: colleges, workforce centers, transitioning military – over 10 unique sources of Norfolk talent
  • Create and host networking events, job fairs, and hiring events
  • Promote job openings
  • Assist with diversity hiring initiatives
  • Research and provide Labor Market Information (LMI), i.e. wage information, salary comparisons, etc.
  • Connect with our talent partners to:
    • Deliver a large number of potential candidates to your organization
    • Identify monetary hiring and training incentives and provide technical guidance (local, state, and federal incentives) 

For more information please contact Michael Paris.


100 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA 23510

PH: 757-763-6064

Monday-Thursday                         9am - 4pm

Fridays                                                                 9am- Noon

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“…our partnership with Norfolk Works was extremely helpful in providing a direct conduit to individuals in need of employment...”

– Zed Smith, COO of The Cordish Companies


“Doing this Norfolk Works event has helped to get our company’s name out to the residents of the City of Norfolk.  Having the talent we need helps to meet our customers’ deadlines, and ensures our business will continue to grow.”

– Adrienne Person, Human Resources Manager, Sorrentino Mariani

Norfolk Department of Economic Development Mission

Generate wealth for the City of Norfolk through business expansion, enhancement, and new business development complementary to our neighborhoods.

Contact Info

(757) 664-4338
999 Waterside Drive
Suite 2430
Norfolk, VA 23510

Staff Details

Jared Chalk
Interim Economic Development Director 

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