Lynchburg Region Workforce Development 


The Lynchburg Region draws upon a workforce of more than 200,000 skilled and highly motivated employees. Virginia is the northernmost right-to-work state east of the Mississippi, and the area's positive work attitudes benefit businesses through lower turnover, lower absenteeism, and higher productivity.

Supporting this quality labor force is a solid foundation of major state and local workforce development assets:

  • State Workforce Development Initiatives
  • Regional Training Resources
  • K-12 Schools
  • Old Dominion Job Corps Center
  • Workforce Solutions at Central Virginia Community College
  • Virginia Technical Institute
  • Area Colleges and Universities

The Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance partners with the Region 2000 Workforce Development Board on many initiatives.  The Region 2000 Workforce Development Board coordinates workforce training and career services through federal funding from the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.

The Region 2000 Workforce Center is the service delivery location for the Workforce Development Board. The center assists local employers with services such as applicant screening, writing job descriptions and training new employees. The center also coordinates classes and career services for residents of the Lynchburg Region and businesses, as well as, employment programs for youth. The Workforce Center serves unemployed workers who may need assistance searching for jobs or additional training for updating their skills.

The Workforce Development Board and Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance leverage their partnership to assist companies who are considering relocation or expansion to find available workforce, and in many cases, funding may be available for training employees. For more information about the Region 2000 Workforce Development Board, visit www.region2000works.org.