Effective Thursday, March 19, 2020, out of an abundance of caution and following Federal Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations and guidance regarding limiting group interactions during the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Virginia Career Works – Bay Consortium Centers will be CLOSED to the public.  Please contact the following individuals if you have any questions or need assistance:

Virginia Career Works Fredericksburg Center-Services are provided by Appointment Only – Flyer

Virginia Career Works Fredericksburg Center*

*Open by appointment only beginning Monday, July 6, 2020 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.*
We encourage individuals seeking any type of assistance at the center, to please schedule an appointment prior to visiting to the center.

VA Career Works Fredericksburg Center Reopening Flyer

Rebecca Mann

Phone (540) 322-8878 Email: rebecca.mann@fredgoodwill.org

Marjorie Clift-Bowman

Phone (540) 322-5784 Email: marjorie.clift-bowman@vec.virginia.gov

Virginia Career Works Warsaw Center

Marjorie Lampkin

Phone (804) 333-6825 Email: mlampkin@rappahannock.edu

Marjorie Clift-Bowman

Phone (540) 322-5784 Email: marjorie.clift-bowman@vec.virginia.gov

Virginia Career Works Kilmarnock Center

Marjorie Lampkin

Phone (804) 333-6825 Email: mlampkin@rappahannock.edu

Marjorie Clift-Bowman

Phone (540) 322-5784 Email: marjorie.clift-bowman@vec.virginia.gov

Virginia Career Works Saluda Center

Marjorie Lampkin

Phone (804) 333-6825 Email: mlampkin@rappahannock.edu

Marjorie Clift-Bowman

Phone (540) 322-5784 Email: marjorie.clift-bowman@vec.virginia.gov

Virginia Career Works Eastern Shore Center*

*The Virginia Career Works Eastern Shore Onley Center will be open by appointment only, Monday through Wednesday, beginning Monday, October 5, 2020 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.*
We encourage individuals seeking any type of assistance at the center, to please schedule an appointment prior to visiting to the center.

Arventa Smith

Phone (757) 302-2029 Email: arventa.smith@vec.virginia.gov

Tina Stratton-Taylor

Phone (757) 789-1757 Email: ttaylor@es.vccs.edu

Virginia Career Works – Bay Consortium (VCWBC) has been closely following the updates and instructions from the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Virginia Department of Health to limit the spread of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and ensure the safety of our customers, staff, and our community.

More information regarding employment services to those seeking to enroll in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Programs will be provided shortly. For additional tools, resources, and assistance for job search, placement, and career advancement, please visit these online resources:

http://www.vawc.virginia.gov

http://www.onetcenter.org

http://www.onetonline.org

If you have lost employment and seek to apply for Unemployment Compensation, please click on this link to apply online at the Virginia Employment Commission website at http://www.vec.virginia.gov/unemployed or call the VEC Customer Contact Center by calling 1-866-832-2363, Monday through Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm.

Assistance for Those Not Typically Covered by Traditional Unemployment (PUA) Video – April 28, 2020

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) and Unemployment Insurance (UI) provided for under the CARES Act – April 20, 2020

Virginia Employment Commission: Many filing for unemployment are missing out on benefits – March 31, 2020

Tutorial Video – “How to File an Unemployment Claim on the Virginia Workforce Connection website” – April 3, 2020 

VCWBC continues to monitor the situation; any updates will be posted to the VCWBC website and the Bay Consortium Workforce Development Board Facebook page. At this time, prevention, social separation and preparation are the best courses of action, and VCWBC encourages all customers, staff, and community members to follow the CDC recommended hygiene and social distancing practices.

COVID-19 Related Links Updated 10-08-2020

Virginia Department of Social Services COVID-19 Resources

Frequently Asked Questions From Workers Regarding COVID-19

Las Preguntas Mas Frecuentes Para Los Empleados Sobre COVID-19

Please contact (804) 333-4048 or info@vcwbay.com with any questions or contact workforce@governor.virginia.gov.

Below are links to additional resources and updates on COVID-19.

FDIC – Receiving IRS Economic Impact Payments – Information for Consumers

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/

Virginia Department of Health: http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/surveillance-and-investigation/novel-coronavirus/