wfpd5-LauraL"It used to be you go to school, you get a job, you climb the corporate ladder, you retire, then you die. It's just not that way any more."

- Laura Lefkowits, Vice President for Policy and Planning Services for Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL)

The Chamber is addressing Workforce issues to include:

New! The Beard Center on Aging at Lynchburg College, in collaboration with Region 2000 Workforce Investment Board, and the Virginia Employment Commission have launched "Wisdom at Work: Resources for the 50+ Job Seeker". The program will launched starting in June and will meet the 3rd Thursday of each month. The program helps older job seekers understand and navigate the new job market and overcome job search challenges associated with finding employment. For more information contact Denise Scruggs, Director, Beard Center on Aging at Lynchburg College, (434) 544-8456,

Other Workforce programs include:

These are only a few of the many workforce development organizations the Chamber actively supports and participates in. The Chamber is proud of its commitment to improving the business climate by focusing on a resource that no business can live without - a first-rate regional labor force.