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Virginia Employment Commission

703 East Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219

(804) 832-2363

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Contact Information

(804) 832-2363
(800) 828-1140
(800) 828-1120

Who We Are

VEC staff at our Workforce Centers make available job search assistance to individuals, and recruiting and referral services to employers.  Services available to workers include job referral and placement, referral to training, and job search skill building activities.  VEC staff can assist employers by screening and referring applicants for job vacancies, providing critical labor market information for business and economic planning, and coordinating Employer Advisory Committee activities across the state.  The VEC services include

  • Job Seeker Services--Provides employment assistance, access to thousands of job listings, and resources available at your local VEC Workforce Center to help with your job search.
  • Unemployment Insurance--The VEC administers a variety of programs that may provide temporary income for workers who have become unemployed. You can file an initial or continued unemployment claim online, with one of our Call Centers, or at any VEC Workforce Center.
  • Employer Services--Post a job listing online at no cost! Contact a local VEC Workforce Center for assistance in finding qualified candidates to fill your jobs. We are among the first to know when quality workers lose their jobs.

Click here to find a Workforce center near you.  VEC Workforce Centers are generally open weekdays 8:30 am until 4:30 pm. Each of our offices have the option to adjust their hours of service based on local community and/or agency needs. It is suggested that you contact your nearest VEC Workforce Center to determine their specific hours of operation. UI Express Centers and part-time offices have the specific days and hours of service noted with their listing on their page.

Who We Serve

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Age Requirements
Other Eligibility Criteria
16 Years and older. Legally eligible to work in the United States

Available 24/7

Intake Process
Walk in; self-referral; written application required.
Self Refer