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JOB SEEKER RESOURCES

Explore our library of resources that have been curated with you in mind. The links below will take you to outside websites.

Virginia Financial Success Network

A program that offers workforce and education services bundled with financial services and supports to eligible customers of selected Virginia Career Centers.

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My Skills, My Future

Explore new career options and expand your job search.

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Unemployment Information and Claim Form

Information about how to file for a claim.

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Northern Virginia Labor Market Information System

Research labor market, economic and demographic data and compare information over time and between regions.

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Employment Accommodation Information for Job Seekers and Employees

JAN provides free consulting services for individuals with physical or intellectual limitations that affect employment. Services include one-on-one consultation about job accommodation ideas, requesting and negotiating accommodations, and rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and related laws. Although JAN does not help individuals find employment, JAN does provide information for job seekers.

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Educational Opportunities

You can find all kinds of educational opportunities right here in Northern Virginia. Take a look at the vast resources available to you.

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Local Jobs for Vets

In partnership with Monster Public Sector and Education, the SkillSource Group, Inc. offers veterans seeking local employment opportunities to identify local employers and apply for jobs online.

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Veterans Career Finder

In partnership with the Virginia Community College System, the SkillSource Group, Inc. offers veterans seeking to learn more about the many opportunities to pursue higher education and training. You can also learn how your military skills may align with civilian jobs.

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Troops to Trucks Program

Through the Troops to TrucksSM program, the DMV is making it easier for personnel trained by the military in the operation of heavy vehicles to obtain civilian commercial driver’s licenses (CDL). A commercial driver’s license is required in Virginia to operate large trucks and buses.

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Applying for a CDL in Virginia

Contact Don Howell, the DMV Military Liaison, at either (804) 474-2143 or Donald.Howell@dmv.virginia.gov

JobHero

Whether you’ve been retired for years or have just finished your service, rejoining the workforce can be tough. JobHero career resources for veterans can provide information, advice, tools, and programs that offer real-world help.

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EMPLOYER RESOURCES

Explore our library of resources that have been curated with you in mind. The links below will take you to outside websites.

Score – Score is a non-profit association in partnership with the Small Business Administration dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small businesses.

Virginia Employment Commission (VEC)A partner in the Virginia Career Works Network, the VEC is the public employment service established to assist employers in finding qualified workers and to assist workers in finding suitable jobs. 

FirstGov for Employers – Provides access to resources and cross-agency information for employers.

Starting a BusinessFind information here to help you begin and operate your own business. 

Small Business Administration – Assists new or growing businesses meet their financial needs through scholarship programs and business grant programs.

Chambers of Commerce of Northern Virginia (Northern Virginia,  Loudoun, and Prince William County) offers its members networking opportunities, legislative advocacy at all levels of government, professional development programs, and exclusive members-only benefits

elaws Advisors – Web-based interactive tool that provides Federal employment information laws to workers and small businesses.

Office of Small Business Programs – OSBP administers the Department of Labor’s responsibilities to ensure procurement opportunities for small businesses, and disadvantaged women-owned small businesses.

Northern Virginia Community College – Has six conveniently located campuses and offers a wide variety of associate degrees and IT certifications to assist in attaining your career goals. 

Job Accommodation Network (JAN) – JAN provides free consulting services for all employers, regardless of the size of an employer’s workforce. Services include one-on-one consultation about all aspects of job accommodations, including the accommodation process, accommodation ideas, product vendors, referral to other resources, and ADA compliance assistance. 

EARN The Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN) is a free resource that helps employers tap the benefits of disability diversity.

TalentWorks – Helping employers make their eRecruiting tools accessible. An online resource that helps employers and human resources (HR) professionals make their eRecruiting technologies accessible to all job seekers—including those with disabilities. 

The DC Metro Business Leadership Network (DC Metro BLN) – An employer led non-profit that uses a business-to business model to provide education, training programs and resources so that employers learn how to proactively include people with disabilities in the workforce, marketplace and supplier diversity. The DC Metro BLN is a local affiliate of the USBLN® that is comprised of more than 30 other affiliates across the US.

Business Sense – United States Department of Labor – A ready resource for small business owners and entrepreneurs, Business Sense provides an inside track for all employers on the latest information related to disability employment. 

Building an Inclusive Workforce – Newly updated for 2017, this step-by-step reference guide offers strategies and tactics for effectively including people with disabilities in your workforce. Developed by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP).

What can YOU do? The Campaign for Disability Employment The Campaign for Disability Employment is a collaborative effort to promote positive employment outcomes for people with disabilities by encouraging employers and others to recognize the value and talent they bring to the workplace. 

Think Beyond the Label – You should be able to hire the best person for the job, period. When it comes to hiring people with disabilities, getting started is the hardest part. Learn how to take your business to the next level, and how you can capitalize on the ROI of employing people with disabilities. 

Labor market information is available to employers and job seekers who wish to quickly locate the most up-to-date information available on local, state and national levels regarding economic and employment trends.

Bureau of Labor Statistics – Is the principal fact-finding agency of the Federal Government for labor economics and statistics. BLS produces impartial, timely, and accurate data relevant to the social and economic conditions of our Nation, its workers, its workplaces, and the workers’ families.

Occupational Employment Statistics – The OES program produces occupational employment and wage estimates for over 700 occupations. Estimates are available for the nation as a whole, individual states, and metropolitan areas. Occupational estimates for specific industries are also included.

Bureau of Economic Analysis – A Department of Commerce agency. BEA’s economic statistics provide a comprehensive, up-to-date snapshot of the U.S. economy.

U.S. Census Bureau – The collector and provider of timely, relevant, and quality data about the people and economy of the United States. 

Economics and Statistics Administration – ESA is a bureau within the U.S. Department of Commerce that tracks economic and social change. This information is chronicled, analyzed, and then explained. Political and business decisions are made based upon the economic and demographic information provided by this Bureau.

Department of Commerce – Statistical, economic, and demographic information collected by the Federal Government is made available to the public through the bureaus and offices of the Department of Commerce. 

Department of Labor – The Department of Labor provides statistics based on employment and unemployment data, prices and living conditions, compensation and working conditions, productivity and technology, and employment projections.

Fairfax County 
Attia Mahmood
Phone: 703-324-7731
TTY:  711 VA Relay
Attia.Mahmood@fairfaxcounty.gov  

Loudoun County
Mike Bozeth
Phone: 703-777-0688
TTY: 711 VA Relay
Michael.Bozeth@loudoun.gov

Prince William County
Rebecca Bennett
Phone: 703-586-6542
TTY:  711 VA Relay
Rebecca.Bennett@myskillsource.org

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) – 1-800-949-4232 – A civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public.

We use numerous assessment tools to pre-screen our candidates to ensure a successful match. Below are some of our assessment tools: 

  • CareerScope Management — Computer-based assessment tools which measure a job seeker’s career interests and aptitudes.
  • Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) — This measures the reading and math abilities of job seekers. 
  • Quiz — A Microsoft Office Suite proficiency test.

There are many federal tax credit programs for employers who hire and retain individuals belonging to specific groups. Follow the links below for more information.

Work Opportunity Tax Credit Program – The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a federal tax credit that encourages employers to hire eight targeted groups of job seekers my reducing employers’ federal income tax liability. 

Welfare-to-Work Tax Credit –The Welfare-to-Work Tax Credit is a federal income tax credit that encourages employers to hire long-term welfare recipients. This tax incentive can provide up to $8,500 to the employer. 

Worker Retraining Credit – This tax credit is design to encourage employers to upgrade the skills of their workforce. A tax credit can be claimed for training costs associated with providing retraining to eligible workers.

Employers of Disabled Individuals Credit – Employers may receive a tax credit if they hire an employee with disabilities. The employee must have completed or is completing rehabilitative services provided by the Virginia Department of Rehabilitative Services, the Virginia Department for the Blind and Visually Impaired or the United States Department of Veteran Affairs.

Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) – A business contributing to an approved Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) organization may receive a state tax credit equal to 45 percent of their contribution. Eligible business contributions include cash, stock, goods, real estate, rent/lease of nonprofit’s facility, and limited health care, professional, and contracting services.

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

The Virginia Career Works Northern Board of Directors and One-Stop Centers have partnered with State/County Government and Local Social Services agencies that provide a wide range of community programs to service Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William County residents.

Financial Empowerment Center

The Financial Empowerment Center provides services to help individuals and families in Prince William County advance on a path toward financial stability.

Social Services

The following Social Services providers have partnered with the Virginia Career Works – Northern Centers.  For more information click on the links below.

Adult Education

Adult Education offers educational services for the creation of lifelong learning opportunities. As a partner with the One-Stop Centers, the Adult Education Program provides career and technical education for students of all ages residing in Fairfax, Prince William and Loudoun County.

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