The Workforce Network matches businesses to employees
Whether you are looking for a job or looking for an employee, the Virginia Workforce Network and its Workforce Centers can help you — on the phone, over the internet, or in person at a neighborhood location. The Centers use a "one-stop" approach to provide:
- Individuals with job listings and information on career opportunities and training resources.
- Employers with access to information or those looking for employment and resources to assist in the selection process.
- Economic developers with information on the pipeline of workers in the area.
If you are looking for a job, you can easily:
- Receive a preliminary assessment of your skill levels, aptitudes, abilities, and support service needs.
- Obtain information on a full array of employment-related services, including information about local education and training service providers.
- Receive help filing claims for unemployment insurance and evaluating eligibility for job training and education programs or student financial aid.
- Obtain job search and placement assistance, and receive career counseling.
- Have access to up-to-date labor market information which identifies job vacancies, skills necessary for in-demand jobs, and provides information about local, regional and national employment trends.
If you are looking for employees, you will be able to:
- List job openings
- Screen applicants
- Learn about tax credits, prevailing wages, and economic trends.
Business services staff can:
- Screen applicants
- Conduct pre-employment assessments
- Make candidate referrals
Workforce Centers give employers a single point of contact to provide information about current and future skills needed by their workers and to list job openings. Employers benefit from a single system for finding job-ready skilled workers who meet their needs.
The certified comprehensive Workforce Centers serve the eight-jurisdiction western Virginia region:
Many partners and services are also available online.