Hire a Veteran
The Commonwealth of Virginia and the Virginia Employment Commission are committed to assisting transitioning military, National Guard, Reserve Component Members and veterans to be productive in the civilian workforce. We also post Job Fairs, events and news directed to employers to assist them in finding a veteran that can fill their needs.
Did you recently hire a vet? We would love to hear your success story. Please click here to share it with us.
Trade Act / TAA
On-the-Job Training (OJT) opportunities are available to eligible businesses and job seekers through the Trade Act program. This resource provides a reimbursement to employers that hire and train a Trade Act-certified worker.
Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a federal tax credit available to all private sector businesses. It was designed as an incentive to employers to hire individuals in certain targeted groups who consistently experience high rates of unemployment due to a variety of employment barriers.
Agriculture and Foreign Labor Certification
Agriculture and Foreign Labor Certification assists agricultural employers through the National Agricultural Recruitment System and registers farm labor contractors (crew leaders) and their employees, as required by the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act.
State Monitor Advocate
Any complaints relating to the provision of services to job seekers or employers should be sent to the State Monitor Advocate, Michelle Castellow Abraham, at the Virginia Employment Commission’s Central Office, 703 East Main Street – Room 308, Richmond, VA 23219, or by calling (804) 786-6094.
If you need assistance with resolving a problem or have a question about unemployment benefits, taxes or other agency functions, please use our Agency Ombudsman contact form, or write:
Celia Yette, Ombudsman
Virginia Employment Commission, Room 100
P.O. Box 1358
Richmond, VA 23218-1358
Labor Market Information
Our Labor Market Information can help you find answers to common questions, such as:
- How much do occupations pay in an area?
- What are the fastest and slowest growing jobs in an area?
- What is the unemployment rate in an area?
- What training institutions are in an area?
- Community Profiles for up to date demographic, economic, and educational data.
Give our Labor Market Information a try today!
Conferences and Workshops
Business Resource Unit
Tidewater Community College - Virginia Beach Campus
1700 College Crescent
Kempsville Building - Room D124
Virginia Beach, VA 23453
Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) and Rapid Response Services
All WARN letters and request for Rapid Response assistance should be directed to Felecia M. McClenny, State Rapid Response Coordinator, by FAX at (804) 819-1699 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Business Resource Unit (BRU) is now open. Emphasis will be on services to the business and employer community. Unemployment customers will continue to be served at the nearby Norfolk and Portsmouth offices.