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Join Virginia ABC's Diverse Workforce

While most visitors to ABC stores are familiar with our knowledgeable and courteous retail staff, Virginia ABC’s workforce is a diverse group working in a wide-range of jobs. Our 3,568 classified and wage staff work across the commonwealth supporting our mission of enhancing the quality of life for all Virginians by balancing service, revenue and control in the distribution, sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages.

Whether it’s as a sales associate in one of our more than 350 stores, a business analyst in our Richmond headquarters or as a special agent with the Bureau of Law Enforcement, Virginia ABC offers a variety of positions for candidates of all skill sets.

Virginia ABC prides itself on being a diverse and rewarding workplace where employees enjoy job security, comprehensive benefits and the opportunity for career advancement.

Here are some facts about Virginia ABC’s workforce:

  • The average age of a Virginia ABC employee is 46 years.
  • The average employee has 10.7 years of service.
  • 41 percent of ABC employees are female, 30 percent are minorities and 3.5 percent are U.S. veterans.
  • ABC employees average 89 hours of volunteer service per year, 25 more hours than the state average.

Visit our Careers page to learn more about working at Virginia ABC and see a list of current job openings.


A Virginia ABC special agent speaks to an ESOL class in Chesterfield in April 2016.

Understanding Virginia's Alcohol Laws

Laws and cultural traditions surrounding alcohol differ throughout the world. In an effort to familiarize those who come to Virginia from other countries with the commonwealth’s alcohol laws, Virginia ABC is working with organizations such as the Substance Abuse Free Environment, Inc. Latino Coalition to help students in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes in Chesterfield County understand rules related to purchasing and consuming alcoholic beverages.

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Virginians Helping Virginians

Brutal storms have swept through the commonwealth in 2016 causing extensive damage and major flooding. Many Virginians have been displaced and are in need of assistance. Virginia ABC is partnering with the Department of Emergency Management to collect donations to help citizens recover from these crisis situations. In addition to being able to donate online, customers may give to Virginia's Disaster Relief Fund at an ABC store.

Annual Reports

Fiscal year 2015 marked Virginia ABC’s 17th consecutive record-breaking year in sales and profits.

View Virginia ABC's annual reports (PDF).

ABC Board

Virginia ABC is governed by a three-person Board consisting of a chairperson and two commissioners.

Meet the Board.

Virginia ABC works to ensure that adults of legal drinking age who choose to responsibly consume alcohol can do so in a safe environment that complies with the laws and regulations of the Commonwealth of Virginia.