Employer Services

The Arlington Employment Center provides a variety of services for businesses at no-cost. Our Business Engagement Consultants can assist with recruiting and screening applicants, and connect your business to valuable resources to attract and retain your talent. To learn more, contact aecmarketing@arlingtonva.us or call 703-228-1412.

Available services include:


Work Experience Makes The Difference!

Let The Arlington Employment Center Introduce You To Your Future Workforce

Work experience provides individuals who are unemployed or underemployed with the opportunity to gain relevant work experience and improve their economic outlook.  Arlington Employment Center provides employers with the opportunity to observe the skills and work ethic of an intern before making a hiring decision, while receiving up to 300 hours of unpaid labor.

Participating interns are screened for skills and interests, and are very motivated, eager, and willing to work.  The Arlington Employment Center pays the interns directly for their participation. Many of the interns are credentialed through industry-recognized training programs, which enhances their competitiveness in the workforce.

The employer provides:

  • A meaningful work experience for up to 30 hours per week for 10 weeks
  • Feedback on the intern's work performance 

The employer receives:

  • An intern who is paid by the Arlington Employment Center for their participation in the work experience
  • Ongoing intern management support from the Arlington Employment Center
  • The opportunity to provide current employees with management experience
  • A chance to hire interns into permanent positions
  • Enhanced work place diversity

For more information, contact dremick@arlingtonva.us at (703) 228-1412.

Work Opportunity Tax Credit

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a federal tax credit available to employers who invest in American job seekers who have consistently faced barriers to employment.  Employers may meet their business needs and claim a tax credit if they hire an individual who is in a WOTC targeted group.

Employers must apply for and receive a certification verifying the new hire is a member of a targeted group before they can claim the tax credit. After the required certification is secured, taxable employers claim the WOTC as a general business credit against their income taxes, and tax-exempt employers claim the WOTC against their payroll taxes.  For more information visit: https://www.vec.virginia.gov/employers/incentives/work-opportunity-tax-credit.