Employment Services


Are you currently out of work, considering a change of career, interested in education and training, have questions or need assistance with your job search, resume or interviewing? We’ve got you covered! Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Department of Social Services offers various employment services and programs free of charge to all residents (18+) of Chesterfield County and the City of Colonial Heights.

Services offered include: 

  • Career assessment
  • Interview preparation
  • Job fairs
  • Job search assistance
  • Online applications assistance
  • Referrals to community resources
  • Resume assistance
  • Soft skills training
  • And much more!
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To learn more about our Employment Services Programs, contact Employment Services, at 804-768-7334, send us an email or complete a self-referral

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  1. Virginia Initiative for Education and Work
  2. First Choice Community Employment Center
  3. SNAP Employment & Training Program

Virginia Initiative for Education and Work (VIEW)

VIEW is the two year employment services program designed for individuals who are currently receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Family (TANF). The goal is to provide assistance with transitioning from welfare to self-sufficiency. VIEW Family Services Specialists provide case management, crises intervention and supportive services such as childcare and transportation. If you feel that you qualify for the VIEW program, you can apply and check your eligibility for TANF.