New Workforce Services Referral Portal Launches

A free resource, the Virginia Career Works Referral Portal connects Virginians to career, education and support resources.


Virginia Career Works – Harrisonburg Center Is Open

Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. – WALK-IN APPOINTMENTS ONLY

Walk-in appointments are scheduled daily on a first come first serve basis. Services available by appointment only include:
Job Search, Workforce Training, Resource Room Access, Unemployment Insurance Consultation

If you prefer a phone appointment go to or call:  (540) 433-4864 ext. 120 and leave a message, someone will be in touch with you to schedule an appointment for the next available day.

Safe Re-opening
To assure a safe and sustainable re-opening, the following procedures will be followed by all people entering the Virginia Career Works – Harrisonburg Center:

  • Present a photo identification (driver’s license or photo ID) to verify your appointment
  • Wear a face covering when entering the center
  • Undergo a short Covid-19 questionnaire and temperature check
  • Maintain a minimum of six feet of physical distancing between all individuals
  • Customers will be permitted only one guest if needed for translation or assistive services

Public spaces in the workforce center will be cleaned and disinfected between appointments.  Do not schedule an appointment if you are experiencing signs of Covid-19.  We will work with you over the phone or virtually to provide services.

What if I am late to my appointment?  If you are late to your appointment, please notify Virginia Career Works – Harrisonburg by calling (540) 433-4864 ext 120 and reschedule your appointment.

Until further notice….
Virginia Career Works – Harrisonburg Center Hours:  Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. WALK-IN OR PHONE APPOINTMENTS ONLY

Virginia Career Works centers in Fishersville and Winchester are currently closed to the public.  Services are being delivered remotely.  Please contact the centers for phone or virtual services.  Check back for updates on Fishersville and Winchester Center reopenings.

If you have questions about Unemployment Insurance, please contact the Virginia Employment Commission Customer Contact Center: 866-832-2363 available 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM See additional information below.

EMPLOYERS:  Click here to provide information to the Virginia Employment Commission concerning individuals you have rehired, paid during COVID -19 pandemic or who have refused an offer to return to work. 




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