In January of 2017, the Commonwealth of Virginia undertook a statewide effort to better serve Virginia businesses and job-seeking citizens by unifying the state workforce system’s public face under a new and comprehensively applied brand.

The goal was a clear, easily recognizable brand that represents value-added service delivery so that job seekers recognize a brand identity that points them toward the workforce services they need and Virginia businesses see the workforce system as a value-added partner in their efforts to hire job-ready candidates, remain competitive, and contribute to a strong and diversified Virginia economy.

This new and unified brand resulted from hundreds of hours of input from workforce and educational professionals, industry leadership, individuals, and businesses who participated in developing the charter and implementation plan for Virginia Career Works.

Virginia Career Works stands for access, trust, support, and innovation with the vision of meaningful work and a successful career for every Virginian and sustainable vitality and growth for business and industry across the Commonwealth.

Our mission is to advance economic stability and growth by preparing and connecting people who want to work with employers who need to hire through its training providers and network of professional partners. Virginia Career Works is Virginia’s vital link between meaningful employment and growing businesses, changing lives; and advancing economic prosperity.



Eight agencies collaborate on Virginia’s workforce needs. These agencies assist job seekers in finding jobs, employers in recruiting Virginia’s talent, and policymakers in locating the information they need to make solid decisions. Click on the links to find out more.

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Virginia Department of Social Services

Virginia Initiative for Employment Not Welfare
– Employment Advancement for TANF Participants
SNAP Employment and Training
Virginia Refugee Resettlement Program

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Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services

Senior Community Service Employment Program
Vocational Rehabilitation Program
Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center

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Virginia Economic Development Partnership

Virginia Economic Development Partnership

Customized Workforce Training
Virginia Jobs Investment Program
Higher Education Business Resources

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Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired

Virginia Rehabilitation Center for the Blind and Vision Impaired
Vocational Rehabilitation Program
Technical Assistance for Business
Business Enterprise Program
Virginia Industries for the Blind

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Virginia Employment Commission

Wagner Peyser
Trade Act Programs
Veterans Programs
Labor Exchange Services
Targeted Labor Market Information

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Virginia Department of Labor and Industry

Registered Apprenticeship

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Virginia Community College System

Industry Certifications and Professional Licensures Courses
Customized Training for Businesses and Individuals
Career Coaching
WIOA TItle I: Adult, Youth and Dislocated Worker/Rapid Response
Post-secondary Career & Technical Education (CTE)

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Virginia Department of Education

Virginia Department of Education

Office of Career & Technical Education
Microsoft IT Academy
Path to Industry Certification
Workplace Readiness Skills Assessment

Office of Adult Education and Literacy
High School Equivalency and Adult High School Diplomas
Adult High School English as a Second Language (ESL) Programs
PluggedIn VA

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Virginia Department of Veteran Services

The Veterans Education Transition and Employment (VETE) directorate of the Virginia Department of Veteran’s Services ensures that every Veteran or eligible person has a full and fair opportunity to reach his or her fullest potential through access to the G.I. Bill approved post-secondary educational, training/licensure/certification, entrepreneurial institutions, V3 certified employers and Virginia Colleges and Universities. Currently, more than 1000 institutions with various programs are approved in Virginia.

VETE houses the:

  • State Approving Agency for Veterans Education and Training (SAA)
  • Virginia Military Survivors and Dependents Education Program (VMSDEP)
  • Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Program
  • Virginia Transition Assistance Program
  • Military Medics and Corpsmen (MMAC) Program
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Browse our comprehensive library of workforce resources or contact us and we will be happy to help you find the answers to your questions!