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Virginia Workforce Council
Paula Dehetre, Manager, VCCS Workforce Development
101 N. 14th St., 17th floor
James Monroe State Office Bldg
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: (804) 819-1680
Fax: (804) 819-1699

Key Workforce Priorities

  1. Provide a world-class workforce system that is responsive to employer and worker needs that creates a well-trained, well-educated, and globally competitive skilled workforce.
  2. Emphasize regional cooperation in economic, workforce, and tourism development.
  3. Respond to long-range talent and skill forecasts as well as emergent near-term market and business needs.

Fast Facts

    - 400,000 Virginians visited the Commonwealth’s 32 One Stop Career Centers in PY2009-2010.
    - More than 18,000 Virginians participated in one or more of the state’s youth, adult and dislocated worker programs;
    more than 7,000 received focused training services.
    - Through the Career Readiness Certificate, 5,708 Virginians documented their foundational skills in reading and math in
    PY2009-2010, a 10% increase over the previous year.
  • JOBS:
    - In the last year, 55,400 new jobs have been created in the Commonwealth, the fourth highest in the nation.
    - The unemployment rate in Virginia is 6.7%, the 9th lowest in the nation.
    - The industries with the highest long term projected employment growth (from 2006 – 2016) are: Healthcare; Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; and Arts, Entertainment and Recreation.

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