Employment & Employer Services

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? - 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.

WIOA (Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act)

The Southwest Virginia Workforce Development Board’s WIOA (Workforce Innovation & Opportunity 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.

WIOA 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