Workforce Development Center reopens

Published 10:53 pm Wednesday, September 15, 2021

The Suffolk Workforce Development Center reopened to the public earlier this month following about 18 months of being closed due to the pandemic.

The center is located on the second floor of 157 N. Main St. and will be adhering to all current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention pandemic guidelines as well as Virginia guidelines, according to a city press release.

Operations include self-service computer labs for job and education seekers as well as wrap-around job readiness and employment assistance, which is available by appointment only. The Center is open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The Suffolk Workforce Development Center is an affiliate Virginia Career Works site equipped to meet the needs of employers and individuals through relevant training, education and supportive services that enable self-sufficiency to include GED preparation.

Some of the Center’s workforce development partners include: the College Career Academy at the Pruden, the Virginia Employment Commission, the Virginia Community College System, Suffolk Department of Social Services, Suffolk Economic Development Department, Hampton Roads Workforce Council, Virginia Veteran Services, Norfolk State University, The Stop Organization Inc., AARP Senior Employment Services, the Virginia Department of Rehabilitation Services (DARS), Suffolk Literacy Council, Coalition Against Poverty (CAPS), Suffolk Public Schools, Blakey Weaver Counseling Center and a host of local employers.

For more information, contact Larry Brunson, coordinator, at 757-514-7730 or email workforcedevelopment@suffolkva.us.