In an effort to better connect Loudoun residents with local jobs, the Loudoun Department of Economic Development (DED) is hosting a “Hire Loudoun” job fair April 25 at Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC).
“We’re putting a new spin on the ‘job fair.’ The goal of this event is to bring Loudoun’s workforce home,” Loudoun Department of Economic Development (DED) Executive Director Buddy Rizer said in a prepared statement.
The 2015 Census data shows that of the 201,912 people living in Loudoun County who are age 16 and older and have jobs, about 59 percent work outside of Loudoun, DED Business Retention Manager Chris Hunter said.
The DED is co-sponsoring the event, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at NVCC’s Sterling campus.
“We have some of the most educated and accomplished residents in the nation, and we’d like to keep our talented labor pool working here in Loudoun,” Rizer said.
Many of Loudoun’s major employers will be on hand to talk with applicants about positions that require tech-related college degrees or I.T. experience. Some of the business include B3 Group, Compusearch Software Systems, EIT, Inova Loudoun Hospital, JK Moving & Storage, K2M, MindSHIFT Technologies, Salamander Resort, Telos, Unanet Technologies and Verite Group.
This is the first collaborative job fair and it is the first event in a series, Hunter said, and college students, veterans and mid-career professionals are all encouraged to attend.
“Loudoun has the third-fastest job growth of any county in America, and we want this event to contribute to that trend,” Rizer said.
Hire Loudoun is also being co-organized by the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce, the Loudoun Workforce Resource Center, the Town of Leesburg’s Department of Economic Development and Northern Virginia Community College – Sterling.
Although the focus of the fair is Loudoun employees and employers, anyone is welcome to attend, Hunter said. Job-seekers can register to participate in this free event.