TAKE YOUR NEXT STEP AT A CAREER CENTER
Whether you are beginning a career path, need to sharpen your skills, or just want to find a new job, the knowledgeable and friendly team at the Virginia Career Works – Lynchburg Center can help you conduct a successful job search, update your skills, network with area employers, and connect with the right tools and resources. To get started, please complete our online orientation to learn more about what our Workforce Center can offer you.
Visit us at 3125 Odd Fellows Road, Lynchburg VA 24501 or contact us below.
CENTRAL REGION ACCESS SITES
Virginia Career Works Central Region offers services through access points located at local libraries to meet with our career navigators and begin the assessment process and for job seekers to receive basic career services.
Amherst Library- 382 South Main Street, Amherst
Madison Heights Library – 200 River James Shopping Center, Madison Heights
J Robert Jamerson Memorial Library- 157 Main Street, Appomattox
Patrick Henry Memorial Library- Lynchburg Ave., Brookneal
Timbrook Library, 18891 Leesville Road, Lynchburg
Bedford Central Library– 321 N. Bridge Street, Bedford
Learn more about our partners who work with us at the Lynchburg Center to assist job seekers with a variety of services.
The Virginia Employment Commission (VEC), is the public employment service established to assist workers in finding suitable jobs. There are no fees charged for our services. 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.
Veterans are given priority of service through the Department of Labor. This may include individualized career and training-related services to veterans with significant barriers to employment. In addition, the Jobs for Veterans State Grant (JVSG) Program conducts employer outreach, shares information on credentialing and training opportunities, and facilitates job fairs. Learn more.
Adult and Career Education of Central Virginia provides FREE adult education classes in the region, specializing in English Language Acquisition, Foundational Skills, College and Career Readiness, workforce preparation activities, and Integrated Education Training. Some classes have continuous enrollment, which means learners can begin at any time, and are taught in both day and evening formats to accommodate the schedules of busy adults. Classes are offered in various locations throughout the region and are taught by qualified instructors who meet or exceed the minimum requirements for employment. Adults who wish to improve their English or basic literacy and/or numeracy skills may receive one-on-one volunteer tutoring or enroll in classes even if they do not have the goal of earning a secondary credential. Learn more.
The Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (VDDHH) provides vocational services through specialized Vocational Rehabilitation counselors who are fluent in sign language. They work to reduce the communication barriers between persons who are deaf or hard of hearing and those who are hearing, including family members, service providers, and the general public. Learn more.
The Virginia Division for Rehabilitative Services assists with employment services to help people with disabilities get ready for, find, and keep a job.
2250 Murrell Road, Suite F
Lynchburg, VA 24501
Web site: http://www.vadars.org/
Job Corps is a no-cost education and career technical training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16 to 24 improve the quality of their lives through career technical and academic training. Learn more.
Here to serve everyone who seeks a brighter future through education. Learn more.
Goodwill Industries of the Valleys operates the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), which is the only federal workforce program targeted to low-income older workers. The program is administered by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration through grant agreements with the state and eligible organizations such as Goodwill. Learn more.
HumanKind is a non-profit human services organization that has been serving children and families since 1903 providing hope and helping equip people with the tools to build a strong foundation for life. We offer a broad range of services that foster the social, mental and financial well-being of families. We believe in building people up; we believe strong individuals and families build stronger communities. Learn more.
Job Seeker Success Stories
A job seeker came in for an appointment with a Virginia Employment representative, during the meeting she realized he attended the 12th grade but had not obtained a diploma. While at the center, she was able to connect him with our Adult Education representative, Contessa to discuss options. Contessa met with the job seeker and got him signed up for GED classes. The classes were offered at no cost to the job seeker and he was able to attend the classes in the evenings. During this time, with the assistance of the workforce center staff, he got a permanent job at Boxley with benefits.
Edward was a cook. After 16 years in that occupation he was earning only $11.25 per hour. Wanting to get out of the food service to improve his financial circumstances, he registered for employment assistance at the center. Edward received assistance in assessing his interest, skills and abilities, resume preparation, interview skills, and effective job search techniques. Within several months, a local manufacturer held a hiring event at the center. Edward was notified. He came in, completed an application and was interviewed on the spot. Two weeks later, he was hired with a starting pay of $18.00 per hour.
A high school graduate with a learning disability and little social skills got connected with our case managers at the Department of Aging and Rehabilitative services (DARS). He previously worked doing side jobs and loved to work with his hands. He was quick to catch on to directions and was a kinetic learner. Our case manager, met with him to discuss how we could best assist him. By working together, we got this job seeker a part time job stocking shelves for two months. Through the work experience he will learn work-related skills, increase his social skills while getting paid.