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Workforce Development and Resources

There are many workforce development facilities and resource centers in the region, including:

Virginia Employment Commission (VEC) and Crater Regional Workforce Center

22 W. Washington Street
Petersburg, VA 23803
Phone:  (804) 862-6155

Labor Market Information

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Job Listing Services

We have partnered with the Virginia Employment Commission to list local job openings on the Virginia Workforce Connection website. The Virginia Workforce Connection enables businesses to post their employment openings in a central one-stop location. This makes it easy for the best possible candidates from across the region to find their employment openings.

Services Available to Job Seekers

  • Unemployment Insurance Information
  • Local Telephone Usage
  • Resume Assistance & Development
  • Critiquing of Resume
  • Job Search Workshops
  • Career Counseling & Exploration
  • Career Interest and Skills Testing
  • Personalized Career Plans
  • Basic Computer Workshop
  • Job Networking
  • Job Matching
  • Financial Aid Information
  • Computer Usage
  • Internet & E-mail Access
  • Information on Training Program
  • Resume Development Materials
  • Labor Market Information
  • Limited Free Local Faxing & Copying
  • Newspapers, Magazines, Books
  • Career Guidebooks & Job Search Reference Materials
  • Job Service Registration

Crater Regional Workforce Investment Board

The Crater Regional Workforce Investment Board (CRWIB) strives to increase employment opportunities and to ensure the integration of services to prepare individuals to meet the needs of business and industry across the Crater region. The CRWIB administers two Comprehensive One-Stop Workforce Centers and one satellite office for employers and job seekers across the Crater Region. These centers help businesses find qualified job seekers, while providing one of the most efficient ways to retain existing employees by training them to keep pace with industry standards. Up-to-date labor market information and statistics for the Crater Region and much more can be obtained through the Workforce Career Centers and this site.

Our trained professionals help job seekers use the career guidance services that can work best for them at any stage in a job search. We are committed to providing personalized, responsive services to meet the needs of job seekers and business. Information and referrals to community and partner resources are also available to our customers.

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Virginia Workforce Center – Emporia/Greensville

1300 Greensville County Circle, Room 105
Emporia, VA 23847
Phone: (434) 634-2326

Virginia Ready

The Virginia Ready Initiative (VA Ready) is a business-led partnership. Our mission is to rapidly reskill Virginians for in-demand jobs by supporting credentials in high-growth industries where Scholars have a better chance of finding career pathways that are family-sustaining and fulfilling.


SBA - U.S. Small Business Administration

Colonial Heights Economic Development serves as a single resource and point of contact for companies, site selection consultants, brokers, and corporate real estate executives interested in developing or locating sites within the city.

Get in Touch

Colonial Heights Economic Development
201 James Avenue
Colonial Heights, VA 23834

Fax: 804-520-9207