The Business Solutions Team of the Blue Ridge is here to help you and to be a valuable resource in solving your workforce needs. Our business services include:

  • Job posting
  • Applicant screening
  • Hosting hiring events
  • Providing private interview space
  • Financial incentives for on the job training
  • Customized Training Program design
  • Rapid Response Services for employers undertaking layoffs or closures
  • Hiring Incentives

The Business Solutions Team is a diverse group of workforce professionals with a robust relationship with the Workforce Development Board, the local government, and nonprofit partners in the region. The team facilitates the ability for the workforce partners to have a collaborative and streamlined approach to reduce duplication and to best service the businesses in our region. We look forward to serving you.

Your Business Solutions Team:

  • Zenith Barrett, Director of Business Engagement, Goodwill Industries of the Valleys
  • Michelle Brennan, One Stop Coordinator, Virginia Career Works
  • Beckie Cox, Rapid Response Coordinator, Virginia Employment Commission (VEC)
  • Lea DeCosta, Region 5 Adult Education, Program Manager
  • Charysse Hairston, Employer Relations Manager, Total Action for Progress (TAP)
  • Kathy Holcomb, Manager, Virginia Employment Commission (VEC)
  • Melissa Marcus, Fast Forward Career Coach, Virginia Western Community College
  • Phil Rigney, Jobs for Veteran’s State Grants, Lead Local Veteran’s Employment Representative
  • Cindy Roberts, Director of Business and Corporate Initiatives, Department of the Blind and Vision Impaired
  • Debbie Melvin, Assistant Vice President, Workforce Solutions, Virginia Economic Development Partnership
  • Sarah Storck, Workforce Development Specialist, Department of Aging and Rehabilitation
  • Ray Williams, Trade Navigator, Virginia Employment Commission (VEC)
  • Tiffany Worstell, Business Service Specialist, ROSS

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For more information, visit one of our Virginia Career Works Centers or contact us below!

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