Here to Help When Times Are Hard

Both our career centers and the Virginia Employment Commission provide services that can help you get back into the job market! See below for additional information.

The following services are available one of our career centers for no cost to laid-off workers:

  • Unemployment Insurance Assistance
  • Job Search and Job Placement Assistance
  • Career Counseling
  • Labor Market Information
  • Job Search Workshops, Interviewing Techniques and Resume Writing Assistance
  • Access to Internet for Job Search and Posting Resumes
  • Veterans Assistance Information
  • Trade Adjustment Assistance Information
  • Trade Readjustment Benefits Information
  • Out-of-Area Job Search Assistance
  • Career and Aptitude Assessment
The Virginia Employment Commission (VEC) administers the unemployment insurance program that provides temporary financial assistance to individuals who become unemployed through no fault of their own. Benefits are paid through taxes on employers covered under the Virginia Unemployment Compensation Act. No part of the cost of your unemployment benefits is deducted from your earnings. You can file an unemployment insurance claim with the Virginia Employment Commission online or by phone.

To file an unemployment claim by phone, call 1-866-832-2363 anytime between 8:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday.

The office is closed on weekends and state holidays.

Visit a Virginia Career Works Center


3601 Thirlane Road NW, Suite 2
Roanoke, VA 24019


106 North Maple Avenue
Covington, VA 24426


50 Claiborne Avenue
Rocky Mount, VA 24151