Local Career Center to provide in-person support to Virginia job seekers and employers.

The Virginia Career Works – Harrisonburg Center located at 160 N. Mason Street, Harrisonburg is open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Staff at the Harrisonburg Career Center will be available for in person or phone appointments to assist customers with unemployment insurance, searching and applying for jobs, finding training, and career services. Walk-in appointments are available each day on a first-come-first-served basis until all appointments for the day are scheduled. Those preferring a phone appointment, should go directly to https://vcwsvapptrequest.as.me/ or call (540) 433-4864 ext. 120 to make a phone appointment for the next available date and time.

Job seekers interesting in improving their career options or advancing their job search are eligible to receive services from a Virginia Career Works Center. To learn more or access workforce services online, visit virginiacareerworks.com. Local centers are following the Phase Three guidelines outlined by Governor Northam in the Forward Virginia Recovery Plan, which include physical distancing, enhanced cleaning and disinfection practices, and the use of face coverings.

“Workers and businesses across the Commonwealth continue to feel the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on their employment and their livelihoods,” said Governor Northam. “The comprehensive resources available through Virginia’s Career Works Centers are more important now than ever, and by safely reopening them, we will help ensure that Virginians have access to the support and services they need to move forward.”

The Virginia Career Works Centers are a statewide network of local offices that offer workforce development services to job seekers and employers. In response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Virginia Career Works system closed all physical offices and suspended public-facing services on March 31, 2020. With safety precautions in place, local Centers across the Commonwealth are reopening for in-person service delivery, as well as virtual support. Visit www.vcwvalley.com for more information on the Harrisonburg Center reopening.

“Virginia’s statewide Career Works Centers are the front door to our workforce system, offering support for those whose jobs may no longer exist as well as those in search of a new, more fulfilling career,” said Chief Workforce Development Advisor Megan Healy. “We are immensely grateful to the dedicated Center staff who provided services virtually throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Reopening for in-person service delivery will make Virginia’s workforce and employment resources even more accessible to those who need them.”