Workforce & Career Services

    Virginia

    Workforce & Career Services creates hope and prepares people of all ages for more competitive jobs. Our customers want to identify more promising career paths that fit their skills and interests. We serve youth, veterans, migrants and seasonal farmworkers, low-income individuals, people experiencing homelessness, and other special populations.

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    NATIONAL FARMWORKER JOBS PROGRAM

    Become self-sufficient during lean times.

    In partnership with the National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP), Telamon provides services that educate, train, or prepare eligible farmworkers for other jobs. Our trained staff members work one on one with you to develop a plan to meet your needs and help you achieve your goals. The programs can help you identify career paths and assess your skills and interests.

    Services include:

    • Career counseling
    • Job and classroom training
    • Customized training programs
    • Remedial education and GED preparation
    • English as a Second Language (ESL) classes
    • Skill upgrades and occupational credentialing
    • Job placement

    You can also turn to Telamon for help finding work through on-the-job training, local market information, and job placements. Bilingual services are available in many of our offices.

    The U.S. Department of Labor funds this program.

    How to sign up for NFJP services.

    Wondering if you are eligible for NFJP services? You may be if any of these apply to you.

    • Are you authorized by the Attorney General to work in the United States, and an eligible farmworker or a dependent of an eligible farmworker?
    • Have you, your spouse, or a family member done any of the following in the past 24 months:
      • Worked in packing, picking, processing, or grading fruits or vegetables, or worked in an orchard or vineyard?
      • Worked at a fish, poultry, cattle, horse, deer, or pig farm?
      • Worked on preparing soil, planting, harvesting, transplanting, trimming, or hoeing with plants, orchards, or trees?
    • Are you authorized to work in the United States?
    • Are you enrolled in Selective Service, if applicable?

    If you answered “yes” to some of these questions, you may qualify for our services. There are many related jobs that may qualify as agricultural work.

    Contact Telamon and a staff member will personally pre-screen you to find out if you or your family member could qualify for our program.

    Interested in NFJP services?
    Contact the office in your area or fill out the contact form below.

     

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    THEODORE H. BARTH FOUNDATION ENRICHMENT PROJECT

    Introduce youth to arts and athletics.

    This program offers the children of farmworker the opportunity to participate in an array of cultural enrichment and athletic activities.

    The Theodore H. Barth Foundation, Inc., provides funding for the project.

    Interested in the Barth project?
    Call 804-355-4676 or fill out the contact form below.

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    PESTICIDE & SAFETY TRAINING PROGRAM

    Keep farmworkers safe in the field.

    Telamon Virginia’s Pesticide and Safety Training program provides training for growers and farm workers throughout the crop season.

    Offered in English and in Spanish, these trainings include:

    • Pesticide safety for workers and handlers
    • Heat stress prevention
    • LEAF (Limiting Exposure around Families)
    • Pregnancy Exposure Pesticide Safety for female workers
    • Tractor safety training.

    The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) Association of Farm Opportunity Programs (AFOP) funds this program.

    Interested in the Pesticide & Safety Training Program? 
    Call 804-355-4676 or fill out the contact form below.

    CHANGE YOUR LIFE!

    Enroll in one of our Workforce & Career Services programs.

    Telamon staff members will provide the required forms, answer all of your questions, and guide you through the documents you need to apply.

    Contact
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    Call the office in your area, or use the contact form to get in touch.

    Meet
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    The next step is a one-on-one consultation, so we can talk about your interests and our services.

    Together, we’ll explore options.

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    We’ll see if you are eligible for our services and which program might work for you.

    OUR SERVICES ARE FREE TO THOSE WHO QUALIFY.

    Call an office in your area or fill out the contact form below.
      Rockingham County
    • Telamon VA Workforce and Career Services Harrisonburg • 250 East Market Street, Suite C-1, Harrisonburg, VA 22801 (map) • 540-208-5757 ext. 7231

     

    Westmoreland County
    • Telamon VA Workforce and Career Services Montross • 112 Peach Grove Lane, Suite F5, Montross, VA 22520 (map) • 804-313-5018

    CONTACT US TO SEE HOW WE CAN HELP YOU
    TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE.


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