Virginia Career Works staff are working remotely to provide services to job seekers and employers. If you are a job seeker needing assistance with job search and training opportunities or an employer needing recruitment assistance, please contact the Virginia Career Works Center near you https://vcwvalley.com/contact/.
If you need assistance with Unemployment Insurance please contact the Virginia Employment Commission at 1-866-832-2363. Additional Unemployment Insurance information is available at https://www.vec.virginia.gov/.
If you are a worker who has been totally/partially separated from your job due to Covid-19, go to the Virginia Employment Commission (VEC) to file a claim for unemployment insurance (UI). You can also call 1-866-832-2363, Monday-Friday 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM.
If you have filed an unemployment insurance application, you must then file each week or you will NOT be paid! VEC recommends filing Sunday, Monday, or Tuesday of each week you remain unemployed. Call 1-800-897-5630 or visit vec.virginia.gov. to file your weekly UI claim.
To ensure the safety of our community and to help businesses navigate the new normal, Shenandoah Valley Partnership has created the Work Hard. Work Smart. Work Safe. guide. They have included many of the recommendations developed by the Back to Work Virginia Task Force along with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other federal, state, and local resources.
The Virginia Chamber of Commerce has launched this “Blueprint for Getting Virginians Back to Work” initiative to provide recommendations on operating in the current economic climate and how to return stronger than before. In this handy booklet will find guidelines and best practices for businesses and policymakers to help Virginians transition back to work safely.
The Shenandoah Valley Regional Workforce Development Board creates and sustains powerful connections between businesses and job seekers through Virginia Career Works, a statewide network of employment professionals.