501 Railroad Ave
Richlands, VA 24641
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Phone: (276) 963-2660
Fax: (276) 345-9430

COVID-19 Status:

Open to the public. Please call ahead before visiting the office to make sure you can be seen.


Glenda Carter, Manager

*** NOTE: This office will be closed to the public until November 30th, 2020.  Employees will still be available to respond to calls and email.

Service Areas

Buchanan County
Russell County
Tazewell County

Hours of Operation

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

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday - 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.
Unemployment Questions will be addressed by phone appointment only. Go to to schedule an appointment or call (276) 963-2660 for scheduling assistance.