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Virginia Jobs Investment Program (VJIP)

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Program Description

Building Virginia’s Economy through Workforce Development

The Virginia Jobs Investment Program (VJIP) is one of Virginia's most actively used economic development incentives. The program encourages the expansion of existing Virginia businesses and start-up of new business operations in Virginia. It specifically addresses the top concerns of existing businesses and economic development prospects – finding and developing a skilled workforce. VJIP exists to support private sector job creation. It helps offset recruiting and training costs incurred by companies that are either creating new jobs or implementing technological upgrades. In addition to offering direct funding, VJIP also provides assistance with workforce-related challenges and organizational development workshops.

Contact The Virginia Jobs Investment Program for more information.

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Our Programs

The Virginia Jobs Investment Program offers three programs to both new and existing businesses:

>> New Jobs Program >> Small Business New Jobs Program >> Retraining
>> New Jobs Program >> Small Business New Jobs Program >> Retraining
For companies or start ups expecting significant growth in the next three years. For companies or start-ups with fewer than 250 employees who are expanding in the next 12 months. For companies implementing significant technological upgrades affecting a large number of employees.

Time and again, businesses in Virginia say how pleased they are with the Commonwealth’s hard-working labor force. Virginia facilities consistently earn productivity awards within their organizations. Combining advanced training and education with a vast diversity of skill sets, Virginia’s workforce is one of our greatest assets, and one of your business’s greatest advantages.

Through the Jobs Investment Program, Virginia offers customized recruiting and training services to meet your immediate and future workforce needs. You will have a single point-of-contact to coordinate a comprehensive array of resources to improve your recruitment and training efforts. Eligibility specifics and guidelines can be found within each program but in all cases is limited to projects for-profit companies.

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A Few Interesting Facts About Our Programs...

In the last five years, the Virginia Jobs Investment Program has assisted 2,534 companies with their recruitment and training efforts and has supported the recruitment and training of 70,543 Virginians.

As a result of its flexibility and ease of use, the program is consistently ranked among the top 10 best workforce training programs in the nation by Expansion Management magazine.

Virginia receives a return on its investment in this program within an average of 3 months.

100% of our clients say they would recommend our program to other businesses.

For more information on Workforce Development Incentives & Resources:

>> Visit the Incentives Page

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The Team

Akins, Tre Project Manager (804) 371-0004 >> read bio
Church, Sarah Media Specialist (804) 371-8120  
Hart, Catherine Senior Project Manager (804) 840-9376 >> read bio
Lofty, Lea Southwest Project Manager (276) 676-5573 >> read bio
Melvin, Debbie Valley Project Manager (804) 921-0002 >> read bio
Strickler, Frank Senior Project Manager (804) 371-8134 >> read bio
Torrente, Sylvia Northern Virginia Project Manager (276) 608-2534  
Truong, Duc Senior Operations Manager (804) 921-1376  
Young, Brenda Admin Assistant (804) 371-8120
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FAX   (804) 371-8137  

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