200 Bob Morrison Blvd.
Suite 100
Bristol, VA 24201
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Phone: (276) 642-7350
Fax: (276) 642-7362

COVID-19 Status:

Closed until further notice due to health concerns regarding the spread of Coronavirus. Please note, while this office is closed to the public, you can call during regular work hours.


Vincent Ringrose, Manager
Farm Specialists
Deborah Johnston


Virtual Appointment only for Job Search assistance.
You can schedule a virtual appointment by going to:  or Call 276-661-2812

Virtual Appointment only for Unemployment assistance.
You can schedule a virtual appointment by going to: or Call


Service Areas

Bristol city
Washington County

Hours of Operation

Many VEC offices have had their public office hours affected by COVID-19. Please visit the Office Closings Due to Coronavirus page to see if this office is currently open to the public.

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays - 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.  
Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
Office will be open continuously through the day and will not be closed for lunch.

If you are filing a claim for Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits in Virginia, you may use our online services as a first option since you will be able to reach the VEC quicker online than by telephone. Internet claim filing can be accessed from our Unemployment Insurance Web Site. If you must use the telephone to file your claim, you may do so through one of our call centers, by dialing toll free: 1-866-832-2363. If you want help looking for work, please visit our Jobseeker Services Web Site to access the Virginia Workforce Connection.