Loudoun Job Connection - Loudoun Workforce Resource Center Newsletter

January 2020

Upcoming Events

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U.S. Census Jobs Recruitment Session, January 8, 2020

10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Sessions held every hour on the half hour)
Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Road, Leesburg

  • Learn more about available census jobs here in Loudoun County and get one-on-one help in completing the online application and assessments.
  • No registration required; bring your own technology (laptop, tablet, phone) to access the online application.
  • Get more event details.

Loudoun Job Fair, January 29, 2020

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
Hosted at Loudoun County Parks, Recreation and Community Services, 742 Miller Drive, SE, Leesburg

  • Network with local employers about job opportunities.
  • Register online and check out the available jobs and employers that will be featured at the event.

Jump Start Your Job Search, February 6-7, 2020

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Loudoun Workforce Resource Center, 102 Heritage Way, NE, 1st Floor - Rear Entrance

  • Get 2020 and your job search off to a great start by attending this 2-day workshop. Learn about the essentials of organizing a job search, identify your transferable skills and prepare for networking and interviewing!
  • Register online beginning January 8, 2020.

To view a full calendar of events, visit the Loudoun Workforce Resource Center's monthly events calendar

Did You Know?

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The Top 5 Skills Requested by Employers

  1. Communication Skills
  2. Teamwork and Collaboration
  3. Professional Writing
  4. Planning
  5. Problem Solving

Explore additional Northern Virginia Labor Market Information.

Employment Gaps are More Common Than You Think

Gaps in our employment history happen for a variety of reasons, to include:  raising a family, caring for a sick family member, managing with our own health issues, returning to school, being laid off, etc. When you find yourself in any of these situations, consider the following activities that can help fill and/or explain your gap time:

  • Strategic and targeted volunteer activities
  • Career development workshops (free at the Workforce Resource Center)
  • Consulting/contract/freelance work
  • Part-time employment, even if outside your career field
  • Working for temporary agencies

Always be prepared to honestly explain employment gaps on your resume and during the job interview; the questions will come up. Get yourself ready by attending one of our interview preparation or resume writing workshops.  

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Job Openings are on the Rise in Loudoun

Loudoun saw a total of 10,263 job openings last quarter, an increase of 25.5% over the same time last year

Job Success

R.K.'s Story

"I came to the Workforce Resource Center to find a new job. The staff helped me with everything from updating my resume and online applications to employment coaching and workshops. Thanks to the center’s support and assistance, I was hired for a permanent position with Loudoun County Public Schools as a substitute teacher. I also got a position with Loudoun County Parks and Recreation working as an after school program aide. This has allowed me to stop working the three retail jobs I had before. It’s been a challenge, but the staff at the Center were with me every step of the way."


Please share your own job success with us.

Employment Resources

Pam Elliott

Meet Pam Elliott, Employment Resource Navigator

How can Pam help me?

As the Employment Resource Navigator, Pam will meet with you one-on-one to talk about the areas of employment that you feel you need assistance. Pam will share resources, tools and information that provide support and lead to you achieving your career goals.

Can I work with Pam even if I have never been to the Loudoun Workforce Resource Center?
Absolutely! On your first visit to the Loudoun Workforce Resource Center, staff will provide a tour of the center while explaining what the services are and how the center operates. You’ll also have the opportunity to sign up for workshops and meet with other staff to help address your areas of need, including Pam! The center has no residency restrictions nor any eligibility requirements. It’s open to everyone in the community age 14 years and older.

What is the best way to contact Pam?
Contact Pam on her direct phone line at 703-771-5132 or via email at [email protected]. You can also fill out and submit the Navigator Inquiry Questionnaire online.

We are hiring

Check Out Job Postings

Allied Universal

Security Officers
To apply, email [email protected]


Loudoun County Parks, Recreation and Community Services

Various Positions
Apply online


Lowe’s

Customer Service
To apply, email [email protected]


Sheetz

Customer Service
Apply online.


To view these and other job postings, visit the Loudoun Workforce Resource Center.

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Learn About the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

The Loudoun Workforce Resource Center administers the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) program in Loudoun County with services provided by trained employment counselors, including career exploration and guidance, connections with employers and the potential for credentialed training. There are certain criteria to join WIOA. For more information about WIOA, eligibility guidelines and information sessions, visit loudoun.gov/wioa

Related Resources in Loudoun County 

Veterans Employment Assistance

Are you a Veteran and looking for assistance with benefits and employment?  Check out the Veterans Services Program in Loudoun and contact Tom Grant, Loudoun County Veterans Program Coordinator at 571-258-3815 or [email protected] for more information.

Contact Us!


Loudoun Workforce Resource Center

Loudoun County Government 
102 Heritage Way, NE, Leesburg, VA 20176
703-777-0150

loudoun.gov/wrc

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