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, please call 703-813-1300.
Do you need career coaching or other services to help you secure long-term employment? 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 offer workshops, education services, job board, career fairs, and career coaching to help you get 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 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.
- Arlington Employment Center’s Career Coaching Services: Access to one-on-one career coaching to support residents in their job search activities.
- Out of Work Due to COVID-19? "Back2Work” will help 400 Arlington County residents who are unemployed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic by providing them with a variety of employment, training, and support services. This program serves Arlington residents, 18 and older, who are either low-income, limited-skills, long-term unemployed, or undocumented residents who were laid-off from the region’s retail, hospitality, administrative, and other industries negatively impacted by COVID-19 may apply. To find out more, click here.
- Back2Work-Flyer-2.2-Amharic.pdf(PDF, 292KB)
- Back2Work-Flyer-2.2-Arabic.pdf(PDF, 300KB)
- Back2Work-Flyer-2.2-Bengali.pdf(PDF, 282KB)
- Back2Work-Flyer-2.2-English.pdf(PDF, 2MB)
- Back2Work-Flyer-2.2-Mongolian.pdf(PDF, 289KB)
- Back2Work-Flyer-2.2-Russian.pdf(PDF, 269KB)
- Back2Work-Flyer-2.2-Spanish.pdf(PDF, 266KB)
- Back2Work-Flyer-2.2-Tigrinya.pdf(PDF, 288KB)
- Back2Work-Flyer-2.2-Traditional-Chinese.pdf(PDF, 291KB)
- Back2Work-Flyer-2.2-Urdu.pdf(PDF, 302KB)
- Back2Work-Flyer-2.2-Vietnamese.pdf(PDF, 289KB)
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.
- Jobs For Felons Online: Provides support for felons who are trying to reintegrate back into society. Services include career coaching, resume editing, interview prep, job placement, housing help, transportation assistance, voter registration assistance, ID retrieval assistance.
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
- 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.
Equal Opportunity Information
WIOA is an Equal Opportunity Program.
It is against the law for a recipient of Federal financial assistance to discriminate on the following bases: against any individual in the United States, on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions, sex stereotyping, transgender status, and gender identity), national origin (including limited English proficiency), age, disability, or political affiliation or belief, or, against any beneficiary of, applicant to, or participant in programs financially assisted under Title I of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, on the basis of the individual’s citizenship status or participation in any WIOA Title I–financially assisted program or activity. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
City of Alexandria Government and Arlington County Government are Equal Opportunity Employers.
Local EO Officer:
2100 Washington Blvd, 1st Fl
Arlington, VA 22204