Job Seeker 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, click here.

Do you need help looking for a job?  Do you need assistance writing your resume or preparing for an interview? Are you waiting for your U.S. Employment Authorization Documents?  

At the Arlington Employment Center, we provide an array of services that can help you develop your short and long-term employment goals. We offer free workshops, education services, job leads, career fairs, and career coaching to help you land your next job.   We support Youth (18-24 years), Unemployed & Underemployed Adults, Older Workers, Veterans, Transitioning Military and their Spouses, and People Living with Disabilities.  Need help, schedule an appointment with the Arlington Employment Center today!

Here are some additional services that may help you land your next job.

Career Assessments

  • Career Concourse: Explore careers consistent with your values and interests. (Best viewed in Google Chrome or Apple Safari)
  • Virginia Career Wizard: Free career interests & work values assessment tool.
  • Skill-Up City of Alexandria and Arlington County: Through a partnership with Metrix Learning, City of Alexandria and Arlington County are offering FREE online training for our residents.  Alexandria/Arlington’s virtual training offers 5,500+ career readiness trainings, occupational skills trainings, career pathways trainings and more.

Career Counseling

Career Exploration, Job Search, & Labor Market Information

  • Arlington Job Board: Search for local job opportunities and career fairs.
  • VCW Alexandria Arlington Resource Guide for Job Seekers: Download or printout our job readiness guide.
  • Career Concourse: Explore job openings, salary information, and more. (Best viewed in Google Chrome or Apple Safari)
  • Labor Market Research: Northern Virginia Community College/Workforce conducts research on economic conditions and the labor market in Northern Virginia to develop a robust talent pipeline that meets the needs of employers in the region. The research department produces downloadable dashboards, reports and publications on industry sectors, hiring trends and other economic indicators.
  • PublicHealth.org: Explore a career in Public Health Education.
  • Virginia Workforce Connection: Your gateway to employment and labor market information in Virginia.

Continuing Education Programs

  • Virginia Career Works Referral Portal: To see if you are eligible for financial support to enroll into a certification training program.
  • Skill-Up Alexandria City and Arlington County: Through a partnership with Metrix Learning, City of Alexandria and Arlington County are offering FREE online training for our residents.  Alexandria/Arlington’s virtual training offers 5,500+ career readiness trainings, occupational skills trainings, career pathways trainings and more.
  • Child Development Associate Training Program: An Early Childhood Education Professional is one of the fastest growing in-demand occupations. The Arlington Employment Center’s Child Development Associate Training Program (CDA) includes classroom instruction, work experience, professional portfolio development and preparation for credentialing exam..
  • REEP – English Classes for Adults: The Arlington Education and Employment Program (REEP) provides English classes to adults in Arlington, Virginia. We also offer career development opportunities with English for child care provider classes, computer skills certification, and TOEFL preparation classes. Instruction at REEP integrates language, U.S. culture, digital literacy, community involvement, and workforce preparation into all courses.
  • Saylor Academy: Free online courses available across the world. Build new skills or work towards a degree at your own pace with free Saylor Academy courses.

Disabilities Employment Services

Youth Employment Services

Other Resources

  • Computer CORE: Computer CORE's mission is to prepare underserved adults in Virginia to realize career aspirations with foundational digital and professional skills.
  • Comcast Internet Essentials: Affordable internet and computers for eligible households.
  • PC Retro: PC Retro is an industry leading retailer of new and refurbished electronic equipment.
  • PCs for People: Through electronic reuse PCs for People provides the opportunity for all low-income individuals and nonprofits to benefit from the life changing impact of computers and mobile internet.
  • Computer Technology Assistance Corps: Computer Technology Assistance Corps a not-for-profit 501(C)3 Charity. Computers & Technology for Low income individuals, Not-for-profit Organizations, Public & Private Schools, Library’s and Faith Based Organizations across the United States