Next WIB Meeting: September 27th, 2012
9:00 A.M. at the VDOT Residency Office located at 3536 North Valley Pike (Rt. 11), Harrisonburg.
click here for the WIB's meeting schedule for 2012
and announcements of committee meetings
The Shenandoah Valley Workforce Investment Board, Inc. (SVWIB) invites applications for the position of Administrative Coordinator. This position is responsible for the oversight of WIA certified training provider processing, providing staff support for the Board of Directors, assisting the CEO with mini-projects and discretionary grant management, assisting the Fiscal Officer in daily accounting functions, overseeing the incumbent worker training process, overseeing online assessment certification procedures, and for providing additional administrative coordination. Learn More >>
Shenandoah Valley Energy Partnership Receives
Virginia Torchbearer Award
The Shenandoah Valley Partnership and Shenandoah Valley Workforce Investment Board
have been presented the Virginia Torchbearer Award for the Sixth Congressional District.
Read the News Releases
Shenandoah Valley Green Jobs Program
~ Workforce Training Program focuses on jobs in green energy sector ~
Click here to visit the Shenandoah Valley Energy Partnership
Need Help With Re-Employment?
Samantha Greenfield, Re-Employment Specialist at the Winchester Virginia Employment Commission, writes a blog for the Northern Virginia Daily covering the latest employment trends, current job search methods and other helpful information for Shenandoah Valley-area job seekers. Click here to read Samantha's “Re-Employment Tips.”
Dislocated Workers are employees who have been laid-off or terminated through no fault of their own, or have received an official layoff notice. The Rapid Response program provides a wealth of information that can support affected employees and help reduce the amount of time spent out of the work place. Also, local employers can benefit by utilizing the Rapid Response program before, during and after any layoff or closure announcements. Visit the Rapid Response Program's website to learn more.
The field of advanced technology in manufacturing, healthcare, construction and information technology is booming in the Shenandoah Valley. Unfortunately, there is a growing shortage of skilled employees in these industries. The WIB-sponsored 21st Century Workforce Transitions Project has partnered with the Virginia Manufacturers Association to bring the Dream It. Do It. Virginia campaign to the Valley. The first step was creation of a website for Dream It. Do It. Virginia - Shenandoah Valley. Current progress, including the naming of recipients of Dream It. Do It. Virginia - Shenandoah Valley mini-grants is described in this Press Release.
Welcome to valleyworkforce.com
The central Shenandoah Valley is home to progressive employers and career opportunities. Our scenic geography, communities rich in quality of life, exceptional educational institutions, moderate cost of living, and climate with four distinct seasons makes us good neighbors, friends, and co-workers with a strong value for community, work, and family.
This site is a resource for job seekers, employers, and service providers of the central Shenandoah Valley.
Job seekers can use the Virginia Workforce Connection which offers several options for a self-directed job search in specific Virginia cities and counties, a national job search by state, Military Specialty, government jobs, and other national sites for jobs and employment information. Job seekers may also search for employment using the online classified sections of local Valley newspapers.
Employers may post job orders to the VEC's job order database.
The Virginia Workforce Network in the central Shenandoah Valley is sponsored by the Shenandoah Valley Workforce Investment Board. Our Board members include area businesses, service agencies, and training providers working together to provide integrated, user-friendly, and responsive services to our community of employers, workers, and job seekers.
Program Auxiliary Aids and Services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities