Job Seeker Services
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. Complete our online orientation to get started.
Visit us at 3125 Odd Fellows Road, Lynchburg VA 24501 or contact us below.
LOOKING FOR WORK?
See a list of job openings in the greater Lynchburg area.
FIND A NEW CAREER
Hear from local employers and learn about the exciting opportunities and viable career paths available in our region.
SERVICES AVAILABLE AT LOCAL LIBRARIES
Virginia Career Works Central Region provides services at local libraries. At each site you can meet with our career navigators, begin the assessment process, and receive basic career services.
Learn more about our partners who work with us at the Lynchburg Center to assist job seekers with a variety of services.
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.