Workforce Development

Your most important asset is your people, so investing in your workforce is just good business. Companies with employees who are highly trained and well-educated have higher retention rates, a more engaged staff, and better bottom lines. The Henrico EDA staff can help you make your staff a priority.

We offer recruitment and retention consultation, labor market and wage analyses, closure and layoff aversion assistance, and we can connect you to available grant and tax credits to offset hiring and training expenses. We also have a vast network of workforce development partners. Let’s chat about what you need. Together, we'll craft an action plan for a speedy resolution.

Career Works Center

Funded through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), the Career Works Center - Richmond serves the eight jurisdictions of Greater Richmond, including Henrico County. They offer free recruitment services such as job posting distribution, screening and recruitment assistance, job fairs, private "Meet the Recruiter" events and more. They also offer funding to help with onboarding and training of new employees.

Virginia Employment Commission (VEC)

Through the Virginia Employment Commission, you can post job openings and search for candidates in the Virginia Workforce Connection database. VEC employees are available to assist with your hiring needs, and they administer the unemployment insurance program.

Community College Workforce Alliance (CCWA)

The CCWA is a partnership between Reynolds Community College and John Tyler Community College that provides non-credit training, customized instruction, consulting, skills assessments and educational programs for businesses.

Henrico County Public Schools Adult Education Program

With the mission of providing educational opportunities to help enrollees achieve employment and personal success, this program offers a variety of continuing education and career readiness courses for adults, including ESOL, licensed practical nursing and ABE/GED programs.

Regional Adult Education

A division of The Literacy Institute at VCU, the Virginia Adult Learning Resource Center (VALRC) strengthens Virginia’s adult education and literacy system through professional development, resources and collaborative projects. VALRC provides face-to-face and online training for Virginia adult education teachers and program staff, manages the GED® Virginia website and GED® Helpline, and supports the development and expansion of the PluggedInVA career pathways program for adults.

Virginia Jobs Investment Program (VJIP)

This State incentive program provides customized recruiting and training services to companies creating new jobs or experiencing technological change. Funding is provided in the form of cash reimbursements (not tax credits) and is performance based.


Allianz Worldwide Partners’ US headquarters is in Henrico County. Mike Nelson, CEO, explains why the Richmond Region is a great place for recruiting executive, middle office and front-line employees.