The Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC metropolitan statistical area (MSA) had a civilian employment of approximately 754,600 as of May 2018 according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Employment Statistics survey (excluding self-employed and household workers). The greater Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC labor market experienced slight employment decline of about 0.46% (758,120 to 754,600) in the 10-year period from 2008 to 2018. This is in comparison to the 7.06% national employment growth during the same period. The 2018 labor market estimate of 754,600 for the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC MSA is comprised of the following: 26,540 (3.52%) in management occupations; 43,090 (5.71%) in business and financial operations occupations; 20,860 (2.76%) in computer and mathematical occupations; 21,830 (2.89%) in architecture and engineering occupations; 5,980 (0.79%) in life, physical and social science occupations; 12,280 (1.63%) in community and social service occupations; 4,880 (0.65%) in legal occupations; 45,530 (6.03%) in education, training and library occupations; 8,840 (1.17%) in arts, design, entertainment, sports and media occupations; 44,760 (5.93%) in healthcare practitioners and technical occupations; 21,950 (2.91%) in healthcare support occupations; 20,330 (2.69%) in protective service occupations; 73,600 (9.75%) in food preparation and serving related occupations; 24,680 (3.27%) in building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations; 27,000 (3.58%) in personal care and service occupations; 80,510 (10.67%) in sales and related occupations; 113,080 (14.99%) in office and administrative support occupations; 720 (0.10%) in farming, fishing and forestry occupations; 37,530 (4.97%) in construction and extraction occupations; 35,190 (4.66%) in installation, maintenance and repair occupations; 35,630 (4.72%) in production occupations; 49,780 (6.60%) in transportation and material moving occupations.
Major employers in the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC metropolitan area include the following: United States Federal Government (50,000+ employees); Sentara Healthcare (15,000+ employees); Virginia Beach City Public Schools (10,000+ employees); Norfolk Naval Shipyard (7,000+ employees); Norfolk City Public Schools (6,500+ employees); Virginia Beach City (6,000+ employees); Dominion Enterprises (5,700+ employees); Wal-Mart Stores (5,250+ employees); Chesapeake City Public Schools (5,200+ employees); Portsmouth Naval Medical Center (4,750+ employees); Farm Fresh (4,400+ employees); Norfolk City (4,350+ employees); Bon Secours Hampton Roads Health System (4,000+ employees); Old Dominion University (4,000+ employees); Bank of America (3,600+ employees); Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (3,500+ employees); United States Postal Service (3,500+ employees); Smithfield Foods, Inc. (3,200+ employees); Amerigroup Corporation (3,000+ employees); Portsmouth City Public Schools (3,000+ employees); Chesapeake City (2,850+ employees); U.S. Marine Repair/UDI (2,550+ employees); Chesapeake Regional Medical Center (2,500+ employees); Gwaltney of Smithfield, Inc. (2,500+ employees); SAIC/AMSEC (2,500+ employees).
Whether serving as your vocational rehabilitation counselor, consultant or expert witness, Dr. Hankins will make use of his specialized knowledge of the greater Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News labor market to ensure that his professional opinions about individuals’ employment and earning potential are based on accurate, reliable information. In a clinical context, this maximizes the likelihood of helping clients to identify appropriate vocational goals and developing a rehabilitation plan that will allow them to achieve their employment aspirations. In a forensic context, this enables Dr. Hankins to conduct thorough, independent vocational and rehabilitation economic evaluations that culminate in the attainment of defensible conclusions about the degree of vocational disability and/or economic loss attributable to the injury or incident of interest in a case. Please contact Hankins & Hankins Vocational Consulting today to learn how we can be of help!