Third Wednesday Webinars

Virginia's Jobs Investment Program (VJIP) and the Virginia Department of Business Assistance

The tenth webinar in the series was held on October 16, 2013.

The webinar is designed to inform you about the Virginia Jobs Investment Program (VJIP) administered by the Virginia Department of Business Assistance. You will learn how the VJIP program is designed to serve both existing and new businesses and industries. You will hear how VJIP provides a menu of services that can be customized to assist companies in accomplishing their recruitment and training goals and objectives. You will learn how a VJIP incentive package can be structured to provide both a valuable reimbursement allowance as well as a significant cost avoidance benefit to help companies in their expansion and location decisions.

The Virginia Jobs Investment Program (VJIP) is considered to be one of the oldest incentive programs in the Commonwealth of Virginia. It is consistently recognized to be among the best performing incentive programs in the nation for workforce development; and, with an average Return-on-Investment (ROI) of only three months, VJIP has proven time and again to be a program that is a good investment of taxpayer dollars.

Featured Speakers:

Catherine Hart, Interim Director/Senior Project Manager, Virginia Jobs Investment Program, Virginia Department of Business Assistance

Debbie Melvin, Valley Project Manager, Virginia Jobs Investment Program, Virginia Department of Business Assistance

Attendees will learn:

  • What is the Virginia Jobs Investment Program (VJIP)?

  • How does VJIP serve businesses and the economic development community?

  • What are the eligibility thresholds (jobs and capital investment minimums) for Virginia businesses to receive funding and services from the VJIP program, and how does a company apply?

  • How does VJIP partner with other organizations, and what are some best practices to most effectively leverage the VJIP incentive program to serve businesses?

A recording of this session is available here. If you experience problems with the recording, you may want to try using the VLC media player instead of Windows Media Player. The VLC media player can be downloaded here.

To see a schedule of webinars in our series of webinars for 2013, please click here.