Workforce Development Center
Current Services Offered In-Person & From a Distance
Learn how to access employment services, job readiness and essential skills workshops, information sessions, plus one-to-one job coaching and guidance to accessing financial resources. The Workforce Development Center is delivering services by appointment either online, in-person or by phone
Alexandria Workforce Development Center is an equal opportunity program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 571.384.5244, Virginia Relay 711.
The Virginia Employment Commission is pleased to offer claimants the option to schedule appointments to speak directly to a representative from the Virginia Employment Commission regarding their claim. Appointments are very limited and are not guaranteed to lead to any resolution or payment of claims. Virginia Career Works Centers are available to provide job seeker assistance on-site but will not be able to provide in-person assistance with your unemployment insurance claim - it will only be provided by phone appointments. Schedule your appointment now.
Assistance for Workers and Job Seekers
WDC Business Services
WDC Programs & Services
Workforce Development Center: Helping Alexandria Strive & Thrive
The City of Alexandria's Workforce Development Center (WDC), a proud partner of the American Job Center network, offers staffing solutions that provide businesses with employees who are skilled and ready to work. As a certified One Stop Center, WDC serves a variety of skill levels from those with advanced degrees and years of experience to those with limited education and experience. We provide services and resources for job seekers including access to our Career Center, career readiness workshops, career assessments and customized hiring events.
WDC provides a range of business services at no cost to businesses, including job placement, recruitment, labor market information and certified Business Services Specialists to assist in workforce planning. WDC operates the Virginia Initiative for Employment not Welfare (VIEW) Program, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA - Adult Employment, Dislocated Worker and Youth and Young Adult), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment Training (SNAPET), TeensWork! (public and private programs), Refugee Employment Program, Disability Employment and Veteran Services.
Strive & Thrive is the Workforce Development Center's commitment to deliver services and programs remotely and online in order to reach more residents and employers seeking assistance during COVID-19. Learn how to access employment services, job readiness and essential skills workshops, information sessions, plus one-to-one job coaching and guidance to accessing financial resources.
Hiring and Employment Events
For the latest information about hiring and employment events, visit our Assistance for Workers and Job Seekers website!
Strive & Thrive Alexandria Podcast
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