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In today's knowledge-based economy, a business' success depends on its ability to attract and retain a skilled and qualified workforce. Albemarle County's strong educational system, together with the innovative and progressive workforce preparation and development programs of the University of Virginia (UVA) and Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC), ensure an ample pipeline of educated and motivated potential employees.

Both UVA and PVCC work closely with new and existing businesses to develop education and training programs that meet specific career needs. Our public school system is actively engaged in providing internships, apprenticeships and other entrepreneurial experiences to hone important workplace-ready skills.

Albemarle County also partners with the Workforce Investment Area VI partners to collaborate on the region’s primary Workforce Center, located at the northern edge of the City of Charlottesville at 2211 Hydraulic Road. The Center provides a one-stop facility for job-seekers and employers alike. The Center is staffed by 9 separate agencies, including the Virginia Employment Commission and Veteran’s Affairs. The Center’s mission is to promote job placement, temporary income support, workforce information, and transition and training services.

 FOR EMPLOYERS

Save time and money.  Visit one of our Workforce Center web pages to take advantage of the following services available to employers.

  • Recruit & Screen New Hires: Utilize VA Workforce Connect to post jobs and requirements. The Center’s job analysts identify competencies and develop job descriptions to fit your work environment.

  • Screen candidates based on your criteria.  Center staff can provide the assessment tools to help find the right candidates at no cost. 

  • Interview candidates at our site.  The Center has private rooms for confidential interviews 
 FOR JOB SEEKERS

If you're looking for a job or thinking of changing careers, the Center can help.  Our Virginia Workforce Centers offer self-service and staff assistance for:

  • Initial assessment of skill levels, aptitudes, abilities, and supportive service needs

  • Employment statistics information, including information relating to local, regional, and national labor market areas, including:
    • Job vacancy listings in such labor market areas;
    • Information on job skills necessary to obtain the listed jobs; and
    • Information relating to local occupations in demand and the earnings and skill requirements for such occupations.

  • Information regarding filing claims for unemployment benefits

  • Current information on the availability of supportive services, including childcare and transportation available in the local area, and referral to such services, as appropriate

  • Self-help job search and placement assistance

  • Information and assistance in applying for welfare-to-work activities

  • Access to core services and information about all programs of required partner agencies

  • Staff assisted job search, job referral and placement assistance, including career counseling

  • Determination of an individual's qualification for assistance for WIA Intensive Services

  • Information and assistance in applying for financial aid programs for education and training not funded under this Act
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