Employment and Training Services


Call to action - young adult referrals wanted!

The Workforce Investment Act Youth Program has received additional funding and needs your support. Join us as we strategize new ways to collaborate with the Northern Virginia community to serve more young adults in need of employment or educational support.

The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Youth Program assists eligible young adults ages 17-21 to gain the skills needed to succeed in tomorrow's workforce. Career development and educational supportive services include job preparation, work experiences, GED and High School completion assistance, and short-term training options.

On behalf of the WIA Youth Program team, you are invited to attend the Information and Call to Action Event on Thursday, September 25, 2014 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Waterford at Fair Oaks, 12025 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, Fairfax, VA 22033.

For more information or to RSVP please contact Vanessa Rodriguez, 703-533-5474; TTY 711. 

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 Take a tour of our SkillSource Center services (PowerPoint presentation).

Job seekers and employers in Northern Virginia have access to a comprehensive system of employment and training services and resources — offered at no cost through a network of employment resource centers, called SkillSource centers located throughout the Northern Virginia area.

Services are designed to align job seekers with jobs that match their short- and long-term career goals and employers with the workforce talent they need.

Looking for a job?

If you, or someone you know needs help finding a job — or finding a better job — check out the employment and training services of the Northern Virginia Workforce Investment Board.

Services include:

  • Job preparation workshops
  • Career assessments
  • Job search and placement assistance
  • Ongoing customer support
  • Centers with phones, fax machines, copiers, computers and helpful professional staff.

For more information, call any of the SkillSource Employment Resource Centers listed below:

In Fairfax County or the cities of Fairfax and Falls Church ...

  • Falls Church area: 703-533-5400; TTY:711
  • South County area: 703-704-6286; TTY:703-704-6685
  • North County area: 703-787-4974; TTY:711

For more information ...

If you are between the ages of 17 – 21, check out the WIA Youth Program.

 

 

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Frequently Asked Questions about Employment Resource Center Services

Q: Who is eligible for services through the Employment Resource Centers?

Everyone is a potential customer of our centers:

  • Individuals seeking new opportunities or training to upgrade their skills
  • Students and new workforce entrants
  • Employers hiring new employees or training their current labor force.

Q: What services are available for JOB SEEKERS through the Employment Resource Centers?

For job seekers, our programs offer:
  • Job preparation workshops, including resume-writing assistance
  • Individualized employment/career counseling
  • Information about job-related training and education
  • Ongoing customer support.

Q: How do your services benefit EMPLOYERS?

Services offered to help EMPLOYERS find qualified workers include:

  • Opportunities to conduct on-site interviewing and recruiting of potential employees
  • Individualized screening and assessment of job applicants
  • Ongoing follow-up to guarantee employers’ satisfaction
  • Support services to job seekers and employers to mediate issues that may interfere with job stability and retention
  • Information about skills or occupational/education and training programs available in the community.

Q: What are your hours and where are you located?

There are three Employment Resource Centers located in the Fairfax County area, including the cities of Fairfax and Falls Church. Office hours vary by location. Please check below to see each center's hours.

  • Call, stop in, or fax your questions to an Employment Resource Center listed below

Heritage Center, West Wing
7611 Little River Turnpike
Annandale, VA 22003
703-533-5400; TTY: 703-533-5316; fax 703-241-8413
Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

8350 Richmond Highway
Suite 327
Alexandria, VA 22309
703-704-6286; TTY: 703-799-3435; Fax 703-704-6296
Monday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

11484 Washington Plaza West
Suite 110; Reston, VA 20190
703-787-4974; TTY:703-787-3166; fax 703-787-9232
Monday v Thursday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

  • In Loudoun County, call: 703-777-0150

Q: Is there a fee for your services?

No. Services through the Employment Resource Centers are provided free of charge.

Q: What kind of job search tools are offered at your Employment Resource Centers?

Each Employment Resource Center provides job listings; telephones; fax machines; copiers; computers with Internet access and Microsoft Office; typing tutorials; and experienced and helpful staff ready to prepare job applicants for the workplace.

Q: What kinds of jobs are available?

Many of the tools available in the center, such as Internet access, open the doors to a wide range of jobs in Northern Virginia, the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, and the nation. Job seekers who have used our services have found jobs in such fields as:

  • Technical/Professional
  • Administrative Support/Clerical
  • Customer Service/Retail
  • Food Service/Hospitality
  • Skilled Trades
  • Janitorial/Grounds Maintenance
  • Drivers/Transportation

Q: How soon will I locate a job?

The time it takes to find a job varies from person to person. It depends not only on your skills, knowledge and experience, but on the type of work you are looking for and on your motivation and dedication to finding employment.

Q: How are you able to work with people who do not speak English?

Some of our staff are bilingual. We also use interpreters from community organizations specializing in multicultural services. In addition, some of our written materials are printed in other languages.

Related Resources — Employment and Training

www.myskillsource.org
Northern Virginia Workforce Investment Board

www.usworkforce.org
Information on the Workforce Investment Act from the U.S. Department of Labor — Employment & Training Administration

www.vec.state.va.us
Virginia Employment Commission (has job listings)

 

 




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