Employment and Training Services

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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 Development 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:

  • Annandale area: 703-533-5400; TTY: 711
  • Alexandria area: 703-704-6286; TTY: 711
  • Reston area: 703-787-4974; TTY: 711

For more information ...

If you are between the ages of 17-24, check out the WIOA Youth Program.




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
Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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

Northern Virginia Workforce Investment Board

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

Virginia Employment Commission (has job listings)



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