Downtown Job Center

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The City of Charlottesville Downtown Job Center, located at 201 East Market Street in the Lower Level of the Jefferson Madison Regional Library, is your resource for employment services. Whether you're a job seeker looking for assistance with job searches or resume writing, or an employer needing targeted recruitment strategies or access to workforce programs, the Downtown Job Center is the place for you! Our friendly staff will offer customized services to meet your specific needs. Assistance is available, free of charge, to anyone who visits the Center. For more information, please contact us at or 434-970-3933.

The City of Charlottesville Downtown Job Center is a program of the City of Charlottesville's Office of Economic Development. The Center is a certified satellite of the Virginia Workforce Center - Charlottesville located at 2211 Hydraulic Road.

Job Seeker Services

Employer Services




JMRL Main Branch - Lower Level

(P) 434-970-3933

Mon. - 10am to 12pm and 1pm to 5pm

201 East Market Street


Tues. and Thurs. - 9am to 5pm

Charlottesville, VA 22902


Wed. and Fri. - 9am to 12pm and 1pm to 5pm


The Downtown Job Center is closed between the hours of 12:00pm and 1:00pm Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. The Center is also closed occasionally for staff meetings, training, and other workforce obligations. For an up-to-date calendar of hours that is updated each Monday and as otherwise needed, please refer the Google Calendar below. For the best view, click the "Week" tab in the top right corner of the calendar.

Please note that in order to receive services at the Downtown Job Center you will need to complete an intake form on the computer.  This simple form is a way of signing in and providing staff with some needed information about you and the type of assistance you need.  Due to the time needed to complete an intake form and for staff to assist you, please allow a minimum of 30 minutes for your visit.  Because of this, no intakes will be started within 30 minutes of the close of business.


Now Recruiting for GO DRIVER TRAINING PROGRAM, CLICK HERE to download an application packet. 

The Growing Opportunity (GO) Driver Program is a five-week training program that prepares City residents for a career as a bus driver. The program, entirely free for eligible participants, is a partnership among the City’s Office of Economic Development, Charlottesville Area Transit/City Pupil Transportation, and Albemarle County Public Schools to offer training that will equip residents with a Class B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Learners Permit, Passenger Safety & Service Certification, a Virginia Career Readiness Certificate, and customer service and workplace essential skills. Classes will be held from 8:00am to 2:00pm for five weeks. After successful completion of this program, participants will have the opportunity to be considered for employment with CAT/City Pupil Transportation or Albemarle County Public Schools. Participants will receive on-the-job training to obtain their permanent CDL once hired..

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