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Norfolk Residents:
Are you Unemployed or Recently Furloughed Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic? 
Norfolk Works is here to assist you. 

Please contact us at: 757-763-6064, leave a message and we will return your call within the hour

Companies Hiring in Our Area

Big Lots
Dollar Tree 
Dollar General 
Home Depot
Top Guard
The Virginia Employment Commission – Jobs Listing
Virginia’s Workforce Connection

Job Seeker Services offered to Norfolk Residents by NORFOLKWORKS

  • Professional résumé writing
  • Job leads for local employers
  • Online application assistance
  • Career assessments and career exploration
  • Access assistance via the Internet
  • Help with searches for jobs and training
  • Access to job banks and other listings of available jobs
  • Connections to workforce partners
Information and referrals to:
  • Job skills training and funding
  • Supportive services and other resources

Currently Unemployed or Furloughed? 

If you are unemployed, newly unemployed due to Covid-19 or furloughed and applying for Virginia Unemployment Insurance Benefits:  

From WVEC interview with VEC: The Virginia Employment Commission says many workers are missing out on receiving unemployment benefits even after filing for Unemployment Insurance. “There is a second step that a lot of folks are overlooking for whatever reason," said VEC Unemployment Insurance Director William Walton. "It’s the application first and then a week-to-week claims process that needs to be filed.” Without submitting weekly, continued claims for unemployment, Walton said workers are missing out on hundreds of dollars each week because VEC can't process their benefits.

Federal Government Stimulus Updates 

The IRS Economic Impact Payment

Virginia Employment Commission Unemployment Insurance Procedures in Response to COVID-19

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)
Extends benefits to the self-employed, freelancers, and independent contractors. To be eligible for this new program, workers must first apply through traditional unemployment by visiting or

Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC)
Extends benefits for an extra 13 weeks after regular unemployment compensation benefits are exhausted.

The Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation program (FPUC) Provides a federal benefit of $600 a week through July 31, 2020 given to people who are receiving unemployment insurance, including those who get a partial unemployment benefit check. It applies to people who receive benefits under PUA and PEUC.
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