Community Employment Centers

Our CECs are great places to discover your skills, get the support you need, and train for your next step.

CEC Locations

Learn about our open job opportunities and come visit us at the closest CEC location to you.

Our CECs are currently closed due to COVID-19. 

  • For a list of employers hiring during COVID-19 in Central Virginia, click here.
  • For a list of employers hiring during COVID-19 in Coastal Virginia, click here.
They’re doing a great job. Their skills are exactly what I need and they are an asset to my company.
- Helen Holmes (Owner, Ms. Girlee’s restaurant, hires employees trained by Goodwill)

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Community Employment Center?
Goodwill’s Community Employment Centers provide job seekers with the tools they need to gain employment.  Goodwill operates four of these centers throughout central and coastal Virginia, each with a team of professionals whose job is to help you find a job.

Our CEC staff are here to help job seekers from beginning to end.

Services include:

  • Resume and interview prep
  • Online application assistance
  • Job leads
  • Employer Events and Hiring Fairs
  • Career planning and career management skills
  • Vocational Assessments
  • Financial Education

In addition to the services offered above, we offer training programs for  individuals ready to take their skills to the next level.

How quickly can I get a job?
When you come in to one of Goodwill’s Community Employment Centers our associates will work with you to assess your skills, interests, and where you are in the job search process and determine the best steps to start you on your career path.
Is transportation or childcare provided?
Goodwill’s Community Employment Centers are conveniently located along public transportation routes (Richmond, Northside, Petersburg, and Hampton).  We do not provide direct transportation to job seekers.  In addition, Goodwill does not provide childcare in our CECs.  If childcare and transportation are obstacles you’re facing in your job search, we can put you in touch with resources to address those needs.

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