Everyone goes through tough times at some point in their life, and it’s okay to need help. Financial difficulties linked to a  job loss can make it challenging to get back on track, but it’s not impossible. With the right support and resources, you can get back on your feet and regain your independence. These community organizations, government programs, and local charities offer a variety of services, including job training and employment assistance.

Arlington Employment Center

Helps residents develop the skills needed to secure and maintain long-term employment. Services are free to all Arlington residents.

Kitchen of Purpose

Offers a bilingual program that provides unemployed individuals with job training, culinary certification, and job placement services. 

Together We Bake

Culinary skills program centered around a small baking business through which women actively participate in food production, food safety education, and customer service.

Shirlington Employment and Education Center (SEEC)

Employment and education center that helps day laborers obtain skills and find employment.

Goodwill of Greater Washington

Provides a variety of job readiness and job training programs for low-income individuals in the Greater D.C. area. Some training programs offer a certification to boost employability and earnings.