Help for Jobseekers is Just Around the Corner
Resource Workforce Center Helping Chesterfield County Residents Find Fulfilling and Sustaining Careers.
Being unemployed and finding a job is tough, but help for jobseekers in Chesterfield County who are looking for work is closer than you might realize. Just off of Route 10 across from the Chesterfield County Airport at 7333 Whitepine Road sits the Resource Workforce Center, a center operated by the Resource Workforce Investment Board, that is dedicated to helping the unemployed and under-employed in Chesterfield and the surrounding localities get the job search help, training, and skills needed to find a fulfilling and sustaining career.
The Chesterfield Resource Workforce Center is the smallest of the three Centers that Resource operates in the region, but with 9,577 of Chesterfield’s residents unemployed it serves one of the region’s largest needs. Last year Resource served more than 3,000 in the region; helping people search for jobs, prepare for interviews, even go back to school or training for in-demand careers. Ingrid Serrano came to the Resource Workforce Center and received the support she needed to “keep applying herself,” eventually finding employment with the Virginia Department of Health.
Each month the Center hosts recruiting events, employer screenings, and on-site interviews for jobseekers with local employers like Dominion Power, Virginia Rides and Home Depot. Resource prides itself on providing these types of direct connections between jobseekers and employers who are hiring in Chesterfield.
Resource Workforce Centers are designed to be one-stop points of service for job seekers. At the Chesterfield Center jobseekers can also receive unemployment insurance information from the Virginia Employment Commission or assistance with a disability from the Virginia Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services. Resource is a federally funded which means all of the services are provided at no cost to qualifying participants.
The Resource Workforce Center is located at 7333 Whitepine Road in Chesterfield County and is open Monday thru Thursday from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., and on Fridays from 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. For more information about the Center and the job seeker programs available call (804) 271-8510 or go online to www.ResourceVA.com.
The Resource Workforce Investment Board (Resource) is a federally funded collaborative effort of the localities of Virginia’s Capital Region, including the City of Richmond and the counties of Charles City, Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, New Kent and Powhatan. Resource works to meet the workforce needs of business and increase private sector employment opportunities by working to ensure the integration of services to prepare individuals to meet the needs of business and industry in the Richmond Region. Resource oversees the activities authorized under the federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998.