The Greater Peninsula Workforce Board’s Virginia Career Works—Hampton Center along other partner agencies, offers a comprehensive range of services to address the workforce needs of both job seekers and businesses. Services provided through the Hampton Center are funded through the U.S. Department of Labor so there’s never a charge, although eligibility may apply for certain services.  Its vast network of resources and workforce experts makes it a truly valuable and comprehensive resource for residents and businesses.

The Greater Peninsula Workforce Board provides area residents and businesses with the “One-Stop” career resource center that serves as an integrated full service clearinghouse designed specifically to address the mutual needs of both job seekers and businesses.  Our job is to address the competitive workforce needs of these two customer groups through the provision of individually tailored career and training solutions.  If successful, everyone wins, both job seekers and businesses.

Coordinated in partnership with the Virginia Employment Commission, Thomas Nelson Community College, New Horizons Regional Education Center and Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services, The Greater Peninsula Workforce Board’s Virginia Career Works—Hampton Center is conveniently located in the geographic center of the peninsula. 


One-Stop Centers, also known as American Job Centers, were developed to bring together a broad array of employment and training services designed to address the needs of both job seekers and businesses.  At the heart of the one-stop approach are five over-arching principles:

Any individual should be able to go into a Virginia Career Works Center and access a wide range of basic career services that can assist them with reaching their employment and career needs.

Employment and training programs for all people should be brought together and be easily accessible via Virginia Career Works Centers.

The Virginia Career Works system is evaluated based on measured outcomes and customer satisfaction.
Customers benefit from having access to a wide array of tools, resources, and information about services in order to make informed choices about their employment options and career needs.
Our local Virginia Career Works—Greater Peninsula Region is designed to address the needs of our local community.


Both employers and job seekers are primary customers of the Virginia Career Works system. This includes businesses and industries, students, individuals with disabilities, Veterans, TANF recipients, unemployed, underemployed and employed individuals. Everyone can access self-directed and informational services of the Center free of charge!


For job seekers, there are three types of services available through the One-Stop system:  Basic Career Services, Individualized Career Services and Training.  The first, Basic Career Services, offers self-directed and informational type resources (e.g., access to workshops, registration into the Virginia Workforce Connection, use of Hampton Center materials, referrals to supportive services or partner agencies).

Access to more individualized and staff-assisted career services, including training, is also available for eligible participants needing additional employment assistance. 

  • intake and orientation
  • work skills exploration
  • resource library which includes access to computers, telephones, facsimile and copy machines
  • searches for jobs and training
  • access to job banks or listings of available jobs
  • internet access
  • resume development
  • job search skills training
  • networking skills workshops
  • interview techniques workshops
  • referral to an employer with current job openings
  • customer satisfaction follow-up
  • determination of eligibility for additional services 
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  • comprehensive assessments of skills and service needs
  • development of an individual employment and career plan
  • customized screening and assessment
  • reference/background checks
  • intensive career counseling
  • in-depth interviewing skills development
  • computer workshops
  • one-on-one assistance with updating your resume, cover letters and thank you letters
  • case management
  • occupational skills training, including training for nontraditional employment
  • on-the-job training
  • incumbent worker training (as authorized by the Board)
  • programs that combine workplace training with related instruction, which may include cooperative education programs
  • training programs operated by the private sector
  • skill upgrading and retraining
  • entrepreneurial training
  • transitional jobs
  • job readiness training provided in combination with other training services such as occupational skills training
  • adult education and literacy activities including activities of English language acquisition and integrated education and training programs, provided concurrently or in combination with other training services and
  • customized training conducted with a commitment by an employer or group of employees to employ an individual upon successful completion of the training.
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Special Note Regarding Weather

Virginia Career Works – Hampton Center may close in the event of inclement weather. Our facility follows Thomas Nelson Community College’s response to inclement weather. Please refer to their inclement weather guidance below.

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