Workforce & Talent
Central Virginia recognizes the importance of cultivating and encouraging a talented workforce to ensure that current and future workers can align their skills with the needs currently in-demand by regional businesses.
LivingCentralVA and Livability Central Virginia Magazine Can Help Businesses Attract Talent to the Region
Use LivingCentralVA.org to attract job seekers to Central Virginia. The site features how to Live, Work, and Play in the area and highlights the uniqueness of each locality and our special quality of life.
Charlottesville ranked as a top 100 best place to live in 2021 and 2022. It’s more than just the city that’s a best place to live – it’s the entire region. Livability.com’s newly published Livability Central Virginia is a must-use digital marketing tool for businesses targeting new hires from outside the region.
The University of Virginia, along with Germanna Community College and Piedmont Virginia Community College, produce a high-quality talent pool. TechLink Central VA, funded in part by GO Virginia Region 9, bridges the gap between local businesses and newly graduating students by providing greater visibility for entry-level tech jobs and insights into companies, careers, and the quality of life in our region.
Explore the Embark Website
Embark supports regional recruitment efforts by providing resources to job seekers and increasing employer visibility.
A key feature of Embark is the Employer Network, a searchable tool that allows job seekers to find local employers and follow them on social media. There are currently about 100 companies in the network. There is no charge to participate.
Learn about Virginia Career Works – Piedmont Region
The Piedmont Workforce Development Board, which is the workforce board for 10 counties plus the City of Charlottesville, creates and sustains connections between businesses and jobs seekers through Virginia Career Works, a statewide network of employment professional.