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Virginia Career Works Centers

Virginia Career Works Centers partner with state and local agencies, service providers, and community organizations to offer a full range of FREE workforce services to job seekers and employers throughout the Shenandoah Valley. Contact a Virginia Career Works Center today!

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JOB SEEKER RESOURCES

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Virginia Employment Commission

The mission of the Virginia Employment Commission is to promote economic growth and stability by delivering and coordinating workforce services.

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Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS)

Provides quality programs and services that empower individuals with disabilities to maximize their employment, independence and full inclusion into society.

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Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired

The Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired (DBVI) assists blind Virginians in achieving quality employment outcomes.

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Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center

The Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center provides people with disabilities comprehensive, individualized services to realize personal independence through employment.

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Goodwill Industries of the Valleys

Goodwill Industries of the Valleys is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people with disabilities and disadvantages overcome barriers to employment.

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Senior Community Service Employment Program

The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is a community service and work-based job training program for older Americans.

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Virginia Workforce Connection

Your gateway to employment and labor market information in Virginia.

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O*NET Online

A tool for career exploration and job analysis.

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Unemployment Information and Claim Form

File an initial or weekly/continued claim for Unemployment Insurance.

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JOB SEARCH & CAREER EXPLORATION

My Skills, My Future

Explore new career options and expand your job search.

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Virginia Career Explorer

A secure career exploration and coaching platform which can be accessed from anywhere to continuously connect learning with earning.

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Eligible Training Providers

Training providers and programs that are eligible for funding provided by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) can be found online at the Virginia Workforce Connection. Once on the website, scroll down to “General Resources and Services” and click on “Training Providers.”

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Online Job Search

Search millions of jobs online to find the next step in your career.

Monster.com
Indeed.com

EMPLOYER RESOURCES

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Business in Virginia

There are a number of programs to assist you with starting, growing or locating a business in Virginia. Please contact each organization directly for more information.

Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity
Virginia Economic Development Partnership
Business One-Stop
Shenandoah Valley Small Business Development Center
Lord Fairfax Small Business Development Center
SCORE

SVWDB Local Workforce Development Area IV Plan 2016-2020

An action plan designed to develop, align, and integrate workforce service delivery strategies in the Shenandoah Valley and to support the State’s vision and strategic and operational goals for workforce development.

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Virginia Labor Market Information

A wealth of information including demographic, economic, and educational data. Each report is automatically updated every time they make changes to the database, so you can be assured they will always be up-to-date!

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Virginia Workforce Connection

Your gateway to employment and labor market information in Virginia.

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Virginia Employment Commission

The mission of the Virginia Employment Commission is to promote economic growth and stability by delivering and coordinating workforce services.

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EDUCATION RESOURCES

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Northern Shenandoah Valley Adult Education

Northern Shenandoah Valley Adult Education provides free instruction to adults for basic academic skills, GED, college placement prep and English for Speakers of Other Languages.

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Literacy Volunteers Winchester Area

Literacy Volunteers Winchester Area is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization working to improve the community by advancing essential literacy skills for adults through education and advocacy in the City of Winchester, Frederick County, and Clarke County.

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S.H.I.N.E. Shenandoah Initiative for Adult Education

S.H.I.N.E. provides instructional services to adults to prepare them for the changing workforce, encouraging them to participate as active members of their community and empowering them in their own learning.

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PluggedInVA

PluggedInVA prepares adult learners with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in postsecondary education, training, and high demand, high-wage careers in the 21st century.

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Valley Career and Technical Center

Valley Career and Technical Center prepares students to become responsible citizens through the development of career awareness, workforce readiness and industry-specific job skills.

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James Madison University

James Madison University Outreach and Engagement serves non-traditional students, offering access to higher education for multiple audiences.

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Dabney S. Lancaster Community College

Dabney S. Lancaster Community College (DSLCC) knows that the most effective workforce training comes from a true working relationship between employer and trainer.

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Lord Fairfax Community College Workforce Solutions

Lord Fairfax Community College Workforce Solutions specializes in programs that develop and enhance workplace skills for individuals and organizations.

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Blue Ridge Community College

Blue Ridge Community College Continuing Education is the central Shenandoah Valley’s provider of choice for career seekers and employers in need of workforce training and associated services.

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Massanutten Technical Center

The Massanutten Technical Center offers a broad range career programs for high school and adult students, as well as instruction related to apprenticeship.

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Skyline Literacy

Skyline Literacy is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting learning and literacy throughout the Shenandoah Valley.

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Virginia Education Wizard

Explore the world. Choose right. Your next step for college, career, and the workforce.

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Valley Career Hub

Valley Career Hub is a collaborative effort among the business, education, and economic development communities in the Shenandoah Valley to broaden awareness of high-demand, high-growth, high-wage careers in our region and promote local training opportunities for these careers.

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Become an Eligible Training Provider

This page is for current and prospective training providers with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) program.

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COMMUNITY RESOURCES

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Our Health

Our Health supports partner agencies to improve the health and well-being of our community by enhancing capacity, fostering collaboration, and improving outcomes.

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Harrisonburg/Rockingham Reentry Council

The purpose of the Reentry Council is to strengthen our community and its families through collaboration and coordination of local resources and services.

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Virginia Department of Corrections

The Department of Corrections enhances the quality of life in the Commonwealth through reintegration of sentenced men and women by providing supervision and control, effective programs and re-entry services in safe environments.

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Virginia Department of Social Services

The Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) is a state supervised and locally administered social services system.

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Virginia Department of Veterans Services

Connects Virginia’s veterans and their families to Federal and state benefits, support, quality care and recognition they have earned.

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Church World Services Refugee Resettlement Program

The Harrisonburg Refugee Resettlement office is a branch of Church World Service. CWS has a deep history of helping those in need.

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Telamon

Telamon offers a diverse array of programs for farm workers, children from low-income families and other groups with special needs.

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Go Virginia

The GO Virginia Board approves grants for innovative projects and takes steps to build the Commonwealth’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

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MyChildSupport

Portal that provides child support services for parents/guardians, and employers.

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

State and local economic development professionals provide assistance with available resources for business development.

State-Wide Resources

Virginia Economic Development Partnership
Virginia Economic Developers Association
Tax Incentives—Work Opportunity Tax Credit Program
Labor Market Information

Regional Resources

Shenandoah Valley Partnership
Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission
Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Commission

Economic Development Departments/Authorities by Locality

Buena Vista City
City of Harrisonburg
City of Lexington
City of Staunton
Waynesboro City
City of Winchester
Augusta County
Bath County
Clarke County
Frederick County
Highland County
Page County
Rockbridge County
Rockingham County
Shenandoah County
Warren County

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