Employment Services Resource Guide

This guide was created by the Workforce Partnership Team, which brings together workforce development professionals and service providers to remove barriers to employment and help everyone in our region secure a steady, sustainable job with a livable wage.

United Way provides backbone support to the Workforce Partnership Team and employs a full-time staff member to lead team activities. The Workforce Partnership Team is supported through funding from the Bob and Anna Lou Schaberg Foundation. Learn more here.

Capital Region 15 Adult Education’s mission is to assist adult learners in getting a GED® credential, onto a career pathway, and into post-secondary enrollment. We provide educational and training opportunities that will equip learners to become successful citizens, parents, and workers in society. They have a staff of 150 people and serves Charles City, Chestereld, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, New Kent, Powhatan and Richmond City.

Services Provided: Soft skills development, job search assistance, application process support, interviewing skills development, career advancement support, mentoring/career coaching, vocational training, and licensing/ certifications.

Additional Information: Collaborate with partners to provide: GED® instruction, basic adult education, workforce literacy training, workforce certifications, digital literacy, career/post secondary counseling, and English language development instruction.

Contact Information

Address:
2015 Seddon Way
Richmond, VA, 23230
Phone: (804) 780-6039

Commonwealth Catholic Charitie’s mission is to provide quality compassionate human services to all people, especially the most vulnerable, regardless of faith. They envision a world without poverty where people of all races and faith are treated with respect, and all are inspired to serve. Commonwealth Catholic Charities has a staff of 85 people and serves Charlottesville, Newport News, Norfolk, Norton, Petersburg, Richmond, and Roanoke.

Services Provided: Job Search, interviewing skills development, job placement, post-employment support, small business development, housing services, substance abuse counseling, emotional/ behavioral/hygiene support services, financial counseling, food access, client access to computer, printer, and copier.

Contact Information

Address:
1601 Rolling Hills Drive
Richmond, VA, 23229
Phone: (804) 285-5900
Email: workforce@cccofva.org

Communities at Work RVA’s mission is to develop a collaborative, efficient, data-driven regional network connecting employers in various industry sectors to diverse talent pipeline partners. They train candidates based upon the skill set needed by the employer community to ensure they have job ready skills and the applicable wrap around services to achieve a sustainable living wage. They serve the Richmond and Petersburg region.

Services Provided: Pre-employment services, soft skills development, job search, job placement, post-employment support, career advancement support, mentoring/career coaching, and licensing/ certifications.

Contact Information

Address:
2101 Maywill Street
Richmond, VA, 23230
Phone: (302) 494-1077

Community College Workforce Alliance’s mission is to meet the workforce development needs of employers in the Greater Richmond/Crater regions through customized and open enrollment training programs, consulting, and a variety of other services, and to support the demands of employer and individual development. CCWA strives to create training solutions for area employers that are not being met by traditional academic programs. They have 32 staff members and serve Richmond, Petersburg, Hopewell, Colonial Heights, Henrico, Hanover, Goochland, Chestereld, Powhatan, Prince George, Amelia, Louisa, Charles City, Dinwiddie, Prince George, Sussex, and Surry.

Services Provided: Pre-employment services, soft skills development, job search application, process support, interviewing skills development, career advancement support, mentoring/ career coaching vocational training, community college courses, licensing/ certifications, computer training, financial counseling, and consulting.

Additional Information: Multiple Grants geared towards assisting undeserved job seekers in achieving industry certification and sustainable employment. Grants include tuition and licensure assistance for: Out of School Young Adults (18-24); TANF and Low Income Parents (200% poverty level); Virginia Domiciles; Low Income Individuals (200% poverty level).

Contact Information

Address:
1651 East Parham Road
Richmond, VA, 23228
Phone: (804) 523-2293

HumanKind’s mission is to strengthen individuals, families and communities through care, counseling and education. They have 12 staff members in Richmond and serve Greater Richmond area, including Petersburg, the Tri-cities region, and the counties of Chesterfield, Charles City, Hanover, Henrico, and Goochland.

Services Provided: Pre-employment services, soft skills development, job search application process support, inteviewing skills development, post-employment support, childcare placement, financial counseling, food access, transportation services, client access to computer, printer, and copier.

Additional Information: Humankind’s Financial Opportunity Center offers free coaching services in the areas of Employment, Financial, and Benefits Access. The Financial Opportunity Center staff work as a team to identify a participants goals, create a road map toward meeting them, and help our participants create real sustainable changes. Our coaches focus on building long term coaching relationships with each of our participants. Our goal is to help individuals and families build their personal resources to improve their everyday life which includes maintaining and advancing employment, practicing smart financial habits, and supporting training/educational needs.

Contact Information

Address:
908 North Thompson Street
Richmond, Virginia, 23230
Phone: (804) 461-3585

JobsRVA’s mission is to engage and equip the local church and nonprofits to address the impacts of joblessness through the dignity of work. JobsRVA develops and supports Jobs for Life employment training sites and links churches, volunteers and resources to those sites. JobsRVA’s Jobs for Life Network sites share resources, and benefit from technical and educational support to the site leaders, volunteers and graduates of the relational employment training. JobsRVA is staffed by two people and serves all of Metro Richmond.

Services Provided: Pre-employment services, soft skills development, job search, application process support, interviewing skills development, job placement, post-employment support, career advancement support, and mentoring/ career coaching.

Additional Information: JobsRVA’s Jobs for Life training is relational. Each class participant is matched with a caring, compassionate mentor to walk alongside the student throughout the training and afterwards. Training is over a 10-12 week period. The services are free to the participants. Support services include a meal at every class, childcare during the class and connecting into community resources.

Contact Information

Address:
P.O. Box 28029
Henrico, VA, 23228
Phone: (434) 829-2658

Metropolitan Business League’s mission is to promote economic prosperity in Virginia through leadership, education, training and advocacy for small, women, and minority-owned businesses. They staff eight people and serve Richmond and the surrounding areas.

Services Provided: Application process support, job placement, post-employment support, career advancement support, mentoring/ career coaching, vocational training, licensing/ certifications, small business development, computer training, legal services, healthcare services,financial counseling, transportation services, training of trainers, and consulting.

Contact Information

Address:
707 East Main Street
Suite 1615
Richmond, VA, 23219
Phone: (804) 649-7473

Southside Community Development & Housing Corporation’s mission is to use a holistic approach to create viable, thriving and sustainable communities. Our purpose is to provide quality residential and commercial development, supportive resources, services and programs throughout the
Central Virginia region.  SCDHC has a staff of eight people and serves south Richmond.

Services Provided: Job search, interviewing skills development, post-employment support, mentoring/ career coaching, housing services, financial counseling, and benefits counseling.

Additional Information: The Southside Community Development & Housing Corporation’s Financial Opportunity Center, is the 1st center offering Bilingual services for employment, housing, finance and benefits.

Contact Information

Address:
1624 Hull Street
Richmond, VA, 23224
Phone: (804) 231-4449 ext. 215 and 106

Virginia Career Works goal is to create and sustain powerful connections between businesses and job seekers through our services which are primary funded through the USDOL Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Virginia Career Works has a staff of 30 people and serves Charles City, Chestereld, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, New Kent, Powhatan, and Richmond City.

Services Provided: Pre-employment services, soft skills development, job search, application process support, interviewing skills development, job placement, post-employment support, career advancement support, mentoring/ career coaching, GED courses, vocational training, licensing/ certifications, computer training, literacy training, transportation services, client access to computer, printer, copier,  and consulting.

Additional Information: Our website has direct links contained on it for resources for job seekers and employers. Our website has also added a live chat feature to assist people between the hours of 8am-5pm or job seekers can leave a message on the contact us page.

Contact Information

Address:
121 Cedar Fork Road
Henrico, Virginia, 23223
Phone: (804) 652-3241

The Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce was created in 2000, as a response to the constantly growing Hispanic population. The mission of the chamber has always been to build economic bridges between Hispanic businesses and the community at large in order to create, promote and enhance business opportunities for its members and partners. 2020 marks the 20th year the Chamber has made a major impact throughout Virginia. Providing opportunities for business and cultural engagement to strengthen the economic and social well-being of the Hispanic community all throughout Virginia. They have a staff of eight people and serve the state of Virginia.

Services Provided: Pre-employment services, soft skills development, job search, application process support, inteviewing skills development, job placement, mentoring/ career coaching, small business development, legal services, financial counseling, client access to computer, printer, copier, and consulting

Additional Information: Job postings are a benefit to VHC members charge for service for non VHC members and free for job seekers.

Contact Information

Address: 10700 Midlothian Turnpike
Suite 200
Midlothian, VA, 23235

Phone: (804) 378-4099

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