Workforce Training

Hampton and the region have a number of qualified individuals that are well educated, trained and thoroughly prepared to meet business and industry’s employment needs. Please note that the City of Hampton is not endorsing or promoting any service by its inclusion or omission. If there are any errors or omissions, please call us at (757) 727-6237.

Goodwill Community Employment Center

Goodwill Community Employment Center provides job seekers with the tools they need to gain employment. Whether you need qualified candidates or a secure document solution, Goodwill can meet your needs.

Address:1911 Saville Row

Hampton, VA 23666

Phone: (757) 951-4200

Virginia Career Works-Hampton Center

The Virginia Career Works Hampton Center is responsible for serving a broad base of customers, both job seekers and employers

Address: 600 Butler Farm Road

Hampton, Virginia 23666

Phone: (757) 766-4900

Hiring Workers with Disabilities

People with disabilities represent the largest single block of untapped labor resources in our country.

Department of Rehabilitative Services

The Department of Rehabilitative Services (DRS) offers valuable services at no cost to help meet the specific labor needs of business. These services fall into five categories: 

Workforce Recruitment & Screening
DRS counselors will have a number of people who have completed necessary training and preparation and are in the process of seeking a position. DRS staff is able to meet with businesses to determine their specific hiring needs and will refer qualified candidates for their consideration.

Employment Training
DRS staff works with businesses in their efforts to develop a trained and highly skilled workforce. This includes on-site job training, financial reimbursement for employer provided training, and sponsorship of technical and trade related programs for job candidates.

Accommodating Employees
Most people with disabilities require no accommodation at all to perform their job. The accommodations that are necessary are usually low-tech, inexpensive, and are common sense type of adjustments.

DRS provides employers with services that help them understand the situation and helps educate employers on a number of programs such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, Disability Awareness/Sensitivity Training, Informational Programs on Specific Disabilities, Accessibility in the Workplace.

Virginia Department of Rehabilitative Services
303 Butler Farm Road, Suite 105
Hampton, VA 23666
(757) 865-4863

Additional Resources

In addition to on-the-job training funds provided by DRS, the IRS offers two disability-related provisions including the Disabilities Access Tax Credit and the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Credit.

VersAbility Resources

VersAbility Resources serves individuals with disabilities from throughout Hampton Roads and the ten counties on the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck. The Arc provides solutions to meet business needs, including:

  • Computer Recycling
  • Imaging Services
  • Production
  • Manufacturing
  • Mailroom Services
  • Switchboard Services
  • Mailings
  • And much more!

(757) 951-4200