Virginia Workforce Network

Who we serve

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.

Job Seekers

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.

Employers

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.