Southwest Virginia Works

Providing assistance to individuals in obtaining and retaining self-sufficient employment

Appalachian One Stop Workforce Center


The Appalachian One Stop and Richlands Business Incubator staff would like to offer our services – FREE to the public. We invite you to stop by if you need assistance with online SNAP applications, filing a FAFSA application, online job applications, setting up an email address or any other online process. We may also be able to provide assistance with filing an online unemployment claim.

Check out our Resource Room to utilize copiers, fax machines, computers with internet access, and phones to assist job seekers in obtaining employment.


Business-related interviewing rooms, training and meeting spaces are available free of charge during regular business hours.

Free monthly workshops, designed to help obtain employment in today’s workforce, are open to the public. Topics include “Resume Writing,” “Interviewing Skills,” and “Online Job Search.”

The One Stop is open Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Interested individuals are encouraged to come by 1928 Front Street, Richlands, VA 24641 or call 276-963-2660 for more information.

Auxiliary Aids and Services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. For access to Virginia Relay (Telecommunications Relay Service) dial “711″ or toll free 800-828-1120 (TTY), or 800-828-1140 (voice).

Southwest Virginia Workforce Investment Board


Funded by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Southwest Virginia Workforce Development Board offers re-employment and training programs designed to assist adults, dislocated workers, and youth to enter into high-demand occupations and to gain livable wages within their geographical areas.



We offer area businesses assistance in filling job openings and provide training and re-training solutions to help strengthen their existing workforce.



We provide the tools and guidance to help job seekers gain a competitive advantage in landing a job. We offer resume writing workshops, interview training, skills assessments, and career exploration.



Our Youth Programs offer assistance in supporting youth to obtain their high school diploma, GED, or post-secondary certificate, and provides support in obtaining careers

Provider Locations

One-Stop Center

Appalachian Workforce Center and Business Incubator
1928 Front Street, Richlands, VA 24641
(276) 963-2660


P.O. Box 1221
Coeburn, VA 24230



Located in the Wise County DSS Building
5612 N. Bear Creek Rd
Wise, VA 24293

Wilma Vance-Adult & DLW
Jessi Fritz-Youth



The Castle Building
P.O. Box 2555
Lebanon, VA 24266

Debra Bush-Adult, DLW
Maha Olamit- Youth



SVCC Booth Center (CVCA, Inc.)
1195 Edgewater Drive
P.O. Box 693
Grundy, VA 24614

Debi Matney-Adult, DLW, Youth
Christy Rose-Youth



Richlands Business Incubator
1928 Front Street
Richlands, VA 24641

Elaine Hurley, Program Manager
Valentine Wimmer- Adult, DLW



Dickenson Center for Education & Research
818 Happy Valley Drive
P.O. Box 1585
Clintwood, VA 24228

Melissa Mullins-Adult and DLW
Christy Rose-Youth



Pioneer Center
225 Boone Trail Rd Suite 121
P.O. Box 408
Duffield, VA 24224
(276)-431-3605 or (276)-431-3594

Margaret McDavid-Adult & DLW
Rana Brace-Youth

WIOA Youth Program

Younger Youth (ages 16 to 18) – A program designed to serve youth who have barriers to completing an educational program or lack the skills needed to obtain employment.  Enrollment is limited to youth who are juniors and seniors in High School and are at least 16 years old.  Youth must meet income guidelines and have at least one barrier to employment.

Older Youth (ages 18 to 21) – A program designed to serve youth who have barriers to completing an educational program or becoming employed. Youth must meet income guidelines and selective services requirements.   Services are based on individual need.

Both youth programs offer career counseling and planning by case managers on an individual basis.  CVCA Youth Programs are available in Russell, Buchanan, Tazewell and Dickenson Counties.

WIOA Adult Worker Programs

The WIOA serves adults age 18 and older.

WIOA Adult Worker programs are designed to meet employer needs by helping job seekers upgrade skills, obtain employment, improve job retention, and increase earnings. Participants receive career counseling, job search assistance, job referral and placement assistance throughout the participation.


  • 18 Years old or older
  • Lawfully eligible to work in the United States.
  • Meet the Service Income Guidelines
  • Comply with the provisions of the Military Selective Services
  • Determined to be in need of Intensive Services


WIOA Dislocated Worker Program

The WIOA serves dislocated workers. WIA dislocated worker programs are designed to meet employer needs by helping job seekers upgrade skills, obtain employment, improve job retention, and increase earnings.  The program offers employment and training programs for eligible workers who are unemployed through no fault of their own or have received an official layoff notice.


  • Terminated or laid off from job, eligible for or exhausted unemployment insurance, and unlikely to return to previous employer or occupation
  • Terminated or laid off due to a permanent closure of a plant
  • Certain self-employed individuals who have gone out of business due to economic conditions in the community
  • Displaced Homemaker or no longer supported by a family member

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