Finding a Job
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Finding a Job

Sources of Information

Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce
website
295-3141
P.O. Box 1564 (Fifth & Market Sts.),
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Publishes the Membership Directory, including many local businesses. Call for child care and educational information also stored in their database. If anything is mailed to you, there's a shipping and handling fee of $5.

Commonwealth of Virginia Home Page
website

The Commonwealth (State) of Virginia also has a page with links to job and job training information sources.

C'ville Classifieds
website

Charlottesville weekly newspaper lists local jobs in its classified section. The paper is free and found in many locations including the Law School.

The Daily Progress
website
Circulation: 978-7201
P.O. Box 9030,
Charlottesville, VA 22906

The Charlottesville daily newspaper lists job openings in its classified section (the most extensive list is on Sunday). Write to the address above, order online, or call for an out-of-town subscription. You can get a Sunday-only subscription sent to your current address—a good way to start looking for jobs early.

Information and Referral Center
website

972-1703

This United Way telephone service links people to services in Northwestern Virginia. Its Health and Human Services Directory contains information on over 800 local agencies and services, including phone numbers, addresses, eligibility requirements, and names of key personnel. The people there can search the database for certain kinds of agencies if you request a search.

Monticello Avenue
website

This community website has a wealth of information about many aspects of life in Charlottesville, including links to potential employers and job websites.

NBC29 JobSpot
website

Expanded on-line version of WVIR-TV Channel 29 on-air job listing includes jobs available at WVIR-TV.

Personal and Career Development Center
website
924-0783
UVA Curry School of Education
Ruffner Hall, Room 158
405 Emmett St.

Under the supervision of Education School faculty, graduate students in counseling offer any interested members of the public free counseling in life transitions, career decisions and changes, and interpersonal relations. Hours by appointment only.

Virginia Employment Commission (VEC)
984-7630
website
P. O. Box 1587, 22902 (400 Preston Ave)

Lists openings for many local employers and various state and federal agencies in town. While openings listed are available immediately, you can leave an application on file which will remain active for 120 days. A National Computerized Job Service is networked with VEC for assistance in Charlottesville and surrounding areas before you arrive.

Tip

For Law School students who come to Charlottesville with partners, finding a job may be a top priority. Charlottesville has a very low unemployment rate, but, like many small towns with large universities, there is a lot of competition for the most desirable jobs. If you have any personal connections in Charlottesville, use them. If you don't, set up informational interviews in the field that interests you. The more people you know, the more easily you may find a job. You may also want to look in the surrounding area—Staunton, Waynesboro, and Richmond, if you are willing to commute for an hour or so each way.

 

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