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HHI signs on as VA Ready partner

Huntington Ingalls Industries, the parent company of Newport News Shipbuilding, announced it has signed on to be a business partner of the Virginia Ready Initiative, a new initiative to help unemployed Virginians across the commonwealth get back to work quickly.

In response to the unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on unemployment, VA Ready, partnering with businesses and Virginia’s community colleges, equips people who are out of work with the required skills for in-demand jobs in high-growth sectors.

“We are proud to support the VA Ready initiative and help develop the talents of Virginians looking for work in the manufacturing sector,” said HII president and CEO Mike Petters. “Workforce development is at the core of our business at Huntington Ingalls Industries. For more than 100 years, we have been developing a skilled and diverse workforce to meet the challenges of shipbuilding and manufacturing. I strongly believe that retraining out-of-work Virginians will serv...

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