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Workforce Assistance

Workforce development leads to prosperous employees, businesses, and local communities.  By training and upskilling our workforce, companies can enjoy happier employees, lower turnover, and exciting growth opportunities — not to mention support growth for the economy as a whole.

You don’t have to tackle workforce development alone.  Our team can assist with recruitment and retention, labor market and wage analyses, closure and layoff aversion, and information about grant and tax credits to offset hiring and training expenses.

Community College Workforce Alliance (CCWA)

The CCWA is a partnership between Reynolds Community College and John Tyler Community College that provides non-credit training, certification courses, customized training courses, onsite training at your business, consulting, skills assessments and educational programs.

Hanover Center for Trades and Technology (THCTT)

The Hanover Center for Trades and Technology strives to create effective partnerships among students, parents, staff, and the community that enable students to become workplace-ready and develop into lifelong learners prepared to succeed in a competitive and ever-changing world.  As a career and technical education center for junior and senior high school students of Hanover County, we are preparing every student for future success.  Current program offerings include automotive technology, carpentry, cosmetology, culinary arts, electricity and HVAC/R.

Hiring In Hanover, VA App

This app, maintained by Hanover County Economic Development, provides direct links to a business’ job page or job search website of Hanover-based companies. Each listing also includes representative job openings, a description of the company, address information, a link to the company’s website, and additional instructions about accessing local jobs on each company’s web page.  Hanover employers may apply to be included on the App by using the link above.

Hanover County Community Services (HCSS) Employment Services – Supported Employment

Supported Employment is a program that supports individuals with disabilities to find and maintain employment through matching their skills and abilities with employers in the community. Employment Specialists work one on one with Hanover businesses to understand your workforce needs and then match the skills of individuals with disabilities with the unique needs of your business. Supported Employment promotes diversity and inclusion and is a service provided at no cost to employers.

For more information, please contact Amy Thomas at (804) 365-6626 or aathomas@hanovercounty.gov.

Network2WorkRVA

Network2WorkRVA connects skilled job seekers with quality employers looking to fill good paying roles in their company.  A robust network of providers ensures the necessary training, support and resources needed to put employers and job seekers on a path to success!

Virginia Career Works – Capital Region

Funded through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Virginia Career Works serves eight jurisdictions of Greater Richmond which includes Hanover County.  For job seekers, Career Works can help with job searches, career services, updating skills, youth and veteran services, networking and additional resources.  For businesses, they offer services such as labor market information, recruiting and screening, employee development and consulting services.

Virginia Employment Commission (VEC)

Through the Virginia Employment Commission, employers can post job listings and search for qualified employees in the Virginia Workforce Connection database, analyze labor market information and locate business services.  In addition to administering  the State’s unemployment insurance program, VEC also provides resources  for workforce training and employer incentive programs.  For job seekers, VEC provides assistance with job searches, creating and posting a resume, job training opportunities and more.

PeopleShare

PeopleShare is one of the fastest growing staffing companies in Central Virginia.  They provide temporary, temporary to hire and direct hire candidates in the roles of administrative/clerical, financial and light industrial.  What makes PeopleShare unique is they see each candidate three times before submitting to the client for review, ensuring the candidate is the proper fit for the role and fully prepared to “Hit the Ground Running.”  In addition to a variety of skills testing capabilities, PeopleShare offers the client the opportunity to see a brief virtual, behavioral based, recorded interview prior to scheduling the personal interview.  Applying the $1.00 per mile rule, they focus on getting individuals in close proximity to the company, reducing the potential for candidates to look for jobs closer home.

Richmond Electrician’s Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (RJATC)

The Richmond Electricians’ Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (RJATC) has been a Registered Apprenticeship since 1946, and is approved and registered with the State of Virginia and the U.S. Department of Labor.  It is a joint training program between the Atlantic Coast Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local Union 666, aimed at training the best electrical workers the industry has to offer.  The RJATC is part of the largest apprenticeship and training organization of its kind in the United States, the Electrical Training ALLIANCE (ETA), which has trained over 350,000 apprentices to journey worker status through local affiliate programs throughout the country.

Virginia Jobs Investment Program (VJIP)

VJIP is a discretionary program offered by the State that provides funding to companies creating new jobs or experiencing technological change to reduce the human resource development costs for new companies, expanding companies, and companies retraining their employees.  In addition to direct funding to offset a company’s recruitment and training costs, Regional Talent Solutions Business Managers offer human resource consultative support at no charge.

Virginia Talent Accelerator Program

The Virginia Talent Accelerator Program, delivered by the Virginia Economic Development Partnership and the Virginia Community College System, provides world-class training and recruitment solutions that are fully customized to a company’s unique operations, equipment, standards, and culture. All program services are provided at no cost to qualified new and expanding companies as an incentive for job creation.