Lynchburg Region Workforce

The Lynchburg Region boasts a large, talented and motivated workforce of 123,000, supplemented by exceptional training and workforce development programs. The Lynchburg Region is strategically located in the northernmost right-to-work state east of the Mississippi River, presenting a valuable opportunity for businesses.


Regional Labor Force 123,006
Current Unemployment Rate 4%
Average Annual Wage $36,183
Workforce Pipeline 19,281


Regional Training & Education Assets 

Central Virginia Community College

Central Virginia Community College, a two-year institution established as a member of the Virginia Community College System, provides state-supported educational facilities beyond the high school level for the city of Lynchburg, Town of Bedford and the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, and Campbell; serving more than 228,000 people within the region.

Center for Advanced Engineering and Research/Commonwealth Graduate Engineering Program

The Center for Advanced Engineering and Research is an initiative to develop an industry-focused regional research and development center that drives the development of innovative products and processes by providing local access to university and federal research and inventions.

Old Dominion Job Corps Center

Job Corps is a no-cost education and career technical training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16 through 24 improve the quality of their lives through career technical and academic training.

Region 2000 Workforce Development Board

Virginia’s Region 2000 Workforce Development Board coordinates workforce training and career services through federal funding from the  Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

For more information, contact:

Ben Bowman, Workforce Development Director

Region 2000 Workforce Development Board

434.845.5678 x 221