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New center helps Richmond's unemployed, underemployed

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

Folks who need a job or want a better job can get help in metro-Richmond. The Resource Workforce Partnership has opened a new center in Eastern Henrico as a one-stop shop for job-training, job-searching and beyond.

The Workforce Center expects to see anywhere from 600-700 people each week. For many of those people, once they pass through the doors, it's the start of a new beginning.

"Anybody who feels they need information about job training as well as employment opportunities this is a full-service center," said Rosalyn Key-Tiller, the Resource Workforce Center's executive director. 

More than 35,000 people are unemployed in the Richmond-area. The center wants to change that with computer-training, resume classes and workplace behavior courses all for free!

"The job seekers who may want a better job or a more fulfilling career they can come here and learn the skills they need," said Jim Holland, who represents the Dale District on the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors.

The center services the City of Richmond and the counties of Charles City, Chesterfield, Goochland, Handover, Henrico, New Kent and Powhatan. The facility replaces the Innsbrook location, which closed this summer after it ran out of money and ran out of room.

In fact, the old center was so successful, it has expanded to a 20,000 square foot facility and offers more services than ever, for those young and old. 

The Resource Workforce Center is located at 121 Cedar Fork Road in Eastern Henrico, at the intersection of Nine Mile and Laburnum Avenue. 

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