The public workforce system is a valuable resource to support human capital development of workers across the region. But there are business resources that go beyond just filling job openings.  The intended outcome of the services offered is to positively influence the bottom line by saving businesses time and money.

For small businesses, the workforce system can assist with basic HR functions such as:

  • Writing/reviewing job descriptions & employee handbooks
  • Developing performance evaluation and personnel policies
  • Posting job openings
  • Conducting applicant screening
  • Creating orientation sessions for new workers
  • Analyzing employee turnover
  • Explaining labor laws to help businesses comply with wage/hour and safety/health regulations
  • Generating customized Labor Market Information for specific employers, sectors, industries, or clusters

Other business services offered include:

  • Peer to Peer Networking Opportunities
  • Business Related/Relevant Seminars*
  • HR Support
  • No cost job opening advertising
  • Job matching
  • Applicant screening
  • Labor Market Information
  • Employment/Unemployment Law Information
  • Tax Credit Information
  • Training space*
  • On-the-Job Training reimbursement opportunities (to fill “hard to fill” positions)
  • Funding to support internships and/or apprenticeships
  • Small Business Assistance
  • Customized Job Fairs
  • Interview Rooms
  • Assistive Technology
  • ADA assistance
  • Skill assessments (for job applicants and/or employees)*
  • Customized job profiling*
  • Computer lab space and/or computers to train in YOUR space*
  • Customized employee training programs*
  • On-line training programs*

. . . AND MORE!


* Service may involve a fee

As the region’s designated Workforce System Convener, the New River/Mount Rogers Workforce Development Board (WDB) provides businesses easy access to solutions to meet workforce needs without having to navigate the bureaucracy of dozens of program providers.  Contact the WDB office and they will work to connect you to the appropriate agency/organization to meet your particular need.

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