Workforce Development and Resources

There are many workforce development facilities and resource centers in the region, including:

Virginia Employment Commission (VEC) Tri-Cities


5420 Oaklawn Blvd.
Hopewell, VA 23860
Phone:  (804) 541-6548
Website

Crater Regional Workforce Investment Group


The Crater Regional Workforce Investment Group (CRWIG) strives to increase employment opportunities and to ensure the integration of services to prepare individuals to meet the needs of business and industry across the Crater region. The CRWIG administers two Comprehensive One-Stop Workforce Centers and one satellite office for employers and job seekers across the Crater Region. These centers help businesses find qualified job seekers, while providing one of the most efficient ways to retain existing employees by training them to keep pace with industry standards. Up-to-date labor market information and statistics for the Crater Region and much more can be obtained through the Workforce Career Centers and this site.

Our trained professionals help job seekers use the career guidance services that can work best for them at any stage in a job search. We are committed to providing personalized, responsive services to meet the needs of job seekers and business. Information and referrals to community and partner resources are also available to our customers.

Job Listing Services


We have partnered with the Virginia Employment Commission to list local job openings on the Virginia Workforce Connection website. The Virginia Workforce Connection enables businesses to post their employment openings in a central one-stop location. This makes it easy for the best possible candidates from across the region to find their employment openings.

Services Available to Job Seekers


  • Unemployment Insurance Information
  • Local Telephone Usage
  • Resume Assistance & Development
  • Critiquing of Resume
  • Job Search Workshops
  • Career Counseling & Exploration
  • Career Interest and Skills Testing
  • Personalized Career Plans
  • Basic Computer Workshop
  • Job Networking
  • Job Matching
  • Financial Aid Information
  • Computer Usage
  • Internet & E-mail Access
  • Information on Training Program
  • Resume Development Materials
  • Labor Market Information
  • Limited Free Local Faxing & Copying
  • Newspapers, Magazines, Books
  • Career Guidebooks & Job Search Reference Materials
  • Job Service Registration

VIRGINIA WORKFORCE CENTER – Emporia/Greensville


1300 Greensville County Circle, Room 126
Emporia, VA 23847
Phone: (434) 632.1865
Hours: Monday – Friday from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm.

VIRGINIA WORKFORCE CENTER – Petersburg  (Satellite Office)


114 North Union Street
Petersburg, VA 23803
Phone: (804) 732.7053
Toll Free 1.866.270.9183
Hours: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday  9:00 am – 4:30 pm; Wednesday & Friday 9:00 am – 3:30 pm.