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Virginia Workforce Connection

The Virginia Workforce Connection (VAWC) is your online source to connect with potential employers, search for jobs, find training opportunities, and research wage data along with industry and occupational trends.

Learn more about the VAWC and find out how to register in our VAWC section

Labor Market Information

Our Labor Market Information can help you find answers to common questions, such as:

  • How much can I make in an occupation?
  • What types of training programs are available?
  • Is this occupation in demand?

Give our Occupational Profile a try today!

Veterans

Veterans from all periods of military service are eligible for job referral, job training and job placement assistance through the Virginia Employment Commission (VEC). 

Learn more

Unemployment Claims

Are you recently unemployed? Visit the Virginia Unemployment Online Claims System to do one of the following:

  • File a new claim for unemployment benefits
  • Reopen an existing claim after a break has occurred in your weekly request for payments.
  • File a partial Claim
  • File your Continued / Weekly claim for benefits.
  • Electronic Payment Method - Debit Card/Direct Deposit
  • Download a 1099-G

Apply for Unemployment Benefits

Information for Job Seekers

Upcoming Job Fairs

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Job Seeker Assistance

Ex-offender Assistance
Resources on Federal Bonding, Virginia Civil Rights Restoration, and Public Assistance available to ex-offenders.

KnowHowVirginia
Explore careers, self-assessment, find resources for career education training by 17 regions in Virginia dn 16 different job families (designed for middle & high school students and parents).

Workforce Compliance &
Oversight Information

Provides a comprehensive index of federal legislation, rules and regulations impacting workforce compliance and oversight issues.

State Monitor Advocate

Any complaints relating to the provision of services to job seekers or employers should be sent to:

State Monitor Advocate
Virginia Employment Commission - Room 308
Attn: Michelle Castellow Abraham
703 East Main Street,
Richmond, VA 23219

or by calling 804-786-6094.

Learn more

Services by VEC Partners

eleVAte - Skills for Jobs and Business Growth

Formerly the Virginia Workforce Network, Elevate VA is run by the Virginia Board of Workforce Development and consists of eight partnering agencies with the mission of connecting individuals to work providing business with a skilled workforce.
Learn more about Elevate VA


Check to see if you are eligible for services: