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Virginia Unemployment Job Training

In order to be eligible for unemployment insurance benefits, an individual must register with the VEC (Virginia Employment Commission) for employment assistance online.

The VEC can provide job seekers exposure to an array of job opportunities, including local and statewide jobs in the private as well as state and federal government positions. A considerable cross-section of employers makes use of VEC to help them in appointing new staff, and some companies choose to have the VEC do all of their recruiting.

Services available to workers include

  • Placements and job referrals
  • Training referrals
  • Workshops for building job search skills
  • Shortlisting and referring claimants for job vacancies
  • Updating the claimants on information pertaining to global and national job markets. This information helps them in business and economic planning
  • Coordinating and conducting Employer Advisory Committee activities across the state

Following are some of the other field operations administered by the Virginia Employment Commission (VEC):

  • Certification for foreign labor
  • Seasonal and migrant farmworkers
  • Rural services program
  • Veteran’s services
  • Work opportunities tax credit (WOTC)
  • Trade act assistance (TAA)
  • Employer services (includes Employer Advisory Committee)
  • State monitor advocate

You can read more Virginia Workforce Connection

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