The Virginia Employment Commission (VEC) promotes economic growth and stability by delivering and coordinating workforce services. The VEC offers career assistance and employment opportunities for job seekers, employer services for businesses of all sizes, employment services for veterans, unemployment insurance benefits to eligible individuals, and other programs designed to assist with employment.
The VEC is the public employment service established to assist employers in finding qualified workers and to assist workers in finding suitable jobs. There are no fees charged to the employer or applicant for our services. VEC staff will assist employers by screening and referring applicants to job openings and providing critical labor market information for business and economic planning.
The VEC helps employers find qualified workers. VEC staff will assist employers by screening and referring applicants to job openings and providing critical labor market information for business and economic planning. On-the-job training (OJT) opportunities are available to eligible businesses. The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is also available to businesses.
The VEC helps workers find suitable jobs. Job Fairs are posted on the VEC’s Web site. Job seekers are matched with jobs posted by employers through local offices or online.
Your boss just told you that within the next two weeks the company is closing its doors forever. Or, perhaps the company is downsizing, and you just lost the only job you’ve had for the past decade or more. However it occurred, it may be your first time to be out of work, so what do you do now?
Labor Market Information
The VEC’s Labor Market Information can help you find answers to common questions, such as:
- How much do occupations pay in an area?
- What are the fastest and slowest growing jobs in an area?
- What is the unemployment rate in an area?
- What training institutions are in an area?
- Community Profiles for up-to-date demographic, economic, and educational data.
Virginia Workforce Connection
The Virginia Workforce Connection is the automated system that offers job seekers and employer services, unemployment insurance services, veterans’ services, labor market information, and more. This Web site is supported by the VEC.
VEC Workforce Centers and One-Stop offices are located across the Commonwealth with a professional staff who are available to assist with employment searches and other employment issues.