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.
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.