Employer Services

 The Arlington Employment Center is OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  To schedule an appointment with the Arlington Employment Center, call 703.228.1400 or click here.    To schedule an appointment with the Virginia Employment Commission, please call 703-813-1300.

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 703-228-1400.

Available services include:

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.

Work Experience & Internships: Let Us Introduce You To Your Future Workforce

Arlington Employment Center allows you to observe the skills and work ethic of a job candidate before making a hiring decision, eligible work experience participants receive incentive payments and are able to provide the business with up to 300 hours of labor at no-cost to the employer. For more information, contact Jonatan Morales at 703-228-1414.

Return to Work Place Tool Kit

As companies throughout Arlington begin to make plans for a return to the workplace, Arlington Economic Development and the Arlington Chamber of Commerce have partnered to release the Return to the Workplace Toolkit. The toolkit is a resource designed to aid Arlington’s businesses in safely welcoming back employees and customers when they choose to do so.