Building a Better Workforce for Our Region


Virginia Career Works – Blue Ridge

We work with local businesses, government agencies, educational entities and other partners to meet regional workforce needs and allow individuals to prosper, grow & thrive in our region.

Covid-19 Information

Our Roanoke Center is currently operating at reduced capacity as we seek to ensure the health and safety of our clients and staff. We do have limited appointments available each day for individuals who need to speak with the VEC about issues with their unemployment. These appointments will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Our current hours are below…

Monday – 9 AM – 3 PM
Tuesday – 9 AM – 3 PM
Wednesday – 9:30 AM – 3 PM
Thursday – 9 AM – 3 PM
Friday – 9 AM – 3 PM

As we enter this new time, we understand that many people are experiencing difficult circumstances. Fortunately, there are some resources available for people who are struggling during this time of crisis. The list below is organized by type of assistance and is being updated regularly. If you don’t find what you are looking for, please reach out via the live chat on the bottom right below or email us at

Job Seekers

We want to help you get into your dream career!


We want to help you get the talent you need!


We want to help you explore your options and achieve self-sufficiency!

Are you looking for how to prepare for jobs of the future? We can help you find your future career!

Services Include:

  • Career coaching
  • Resume/interview preparation
  • Job search, referral & placement assistance
  • Occupational skills training
  • On-The-Job training
  • Supportive services
  • And much more!



Our Partners

Visit A Virginia Career Works Center


3601 Thirlane Road NW, Suite 2
Roanoke, VA 24019

roanoke center


106 North Maple Avenue
Covington, VA 24426

franklin center


50 Claiborne Avenue
Rocky Mount, VA 24151

roanoke center