From Rappahannock Goodwill Industries
Fredericksburg, VA – Rappahannock Goodwill Industries (RGI) has been granted two contracts through the Bay Consortium Workforce Development Board to offer job placement services to unemployed workers in the Fredericksburg area.
Starting this July, RGI will be responsible for providing job placement and training services through the One Stop Center serving Planning District 16. The One Stop Center provides tools and resources to give determined workers the necessities to apply for local job vacancies.
RGI was also awarded the contract for the Adults and Dislocated Workers Program through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The programs are designed to give individuals job training and professional job-seeking skills and better position applicants to secure high-quality employment opportunities.
Both of these services were previously handled by the Virginia Employment Commission (VEC). “It is an honor to have been awarded this job placement contract and to be serving adult workers in the Fredericksburg region,” says Megan Bergen, Rappahannock Goodwill Vice President, Mission Services and Chief Mission Officer. “We are looking forward to the opportunity to connect reliable individuals with employers as we grow and maintain a fruitful relationship with employees, families, and businesses.”
This new contract goes into effect July 1, 2018.