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Virginia Employment Commission
The Virginia Employment Commission (VEC) is a division of the Virginia state government that provides benefits and services to unemployed citizens.  Dickenson County is served by the VEC local office located in Norton, VA.

LOOKING FOR A JOB? - Click here for job openings listed with the Norton office of the Virginia Employment Commission that will be updated each week and then visit the Virginia Workforce Connection for a full job description and information on how to apply.

EMPLOYERS - The Norton VEC provides services free of charge to employers, including posting your job openings on the Virginia Workforce Connection website and pre-screening job applicants.

Career Readiness Certificate
Virginia’s Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) is an assessment-based credential endorsed by Governor McDonnell that gives employers and career seekers a uniform measure of key workplace skills. CRC testing is available through the WIA Adult office located in the Dickenson Center for Education and Research.

WIA (Workforce Investment Act)
Clinch Valley Community Action's WIA (Workforce Investment Act) program provides offers assistance with career guidance, job search, and training for eligible participants and endeavors to meet employers’ needs through incentives such as on-the-job training reimbursement which develop occupational skills, promote job retention, and reduce the financial risk of employee turnover.

WIA services benefit job seekers, adults, dislocated workers, youth, and businesses.

Services include:
  • Tuition/Training costs
  • Purchase books
  • Certification testing and fees
  • Licensure fees
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Purchase uniforms/tools
  • On-the-job training (reduce business costs)
  • Work experience
  • Job Readiness Workshops
  • Youth career guidance

WIA Youth and Adult offices are located in the Dickenson Center for Education and Research at 818 Happy Valley Drive, Clintwood, VA 24228.


Contact Us

Norton VEC Local Office
1725 Park Ave SW
Norton, VA, 24273

Ph: (276) 679-9413
Fx: (276) 679-9203

WIA Adult Office
Melissa Mullins
Adult Career Advisor

DCER Admin Suite
818 Happy Valley Drive
P.O. Box 1585
Clintwood, VA  24228

Ph: (276) 926-4865
Fx: (276) 926-6552

WIA Youth Office
Missy O'Quinn
Youth Career Advisor

DCER Room 157
818 Happy Valley Drive
P.O. Box 1585

Ph: (276) 807-8117
Ph: (276) 979-7929
Fx: (276) 926-6552