More than 45 employers of varying industries throughout the county will be recruiting at Sterling’s Second Annual Job Fair May 6.
Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Member Koran Saines (D-Sterling) is hosting the fair, which will run from 10 a.m. to noon at Park View High School at 400 West Laurel Ave in Sterling.
The job fair will present employers from industries such as technology, trade/construction, healthcare, hospitality/food service, retail, transportation and service. The employers participating in this year’s fair include Loudoun County Public Schools, Loudoun County’s Sheriff’s Office. Department of Fire and Rescue, Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services, the army, Washington Gas, NOVA Parks, Wegmans Food Markets and B.F. Saul Company.
“If you are looking for a job closer to your home, a change of career, or an internship, don’t miss out on May 6,” Saines said in a press release. “Last year, more than 200 members of the public attended and surprisingly there were more job opportunities than there were attendees.”
Loudoun residents of all ages and education backgrounds looking for job or internship opportunities are encouraged to attend the job fair. The target pool of applicants is broad and includes teens, young adults, unemployed, underemployed and workers who have long commutes. Saines also encourages participants to dress in business casual attire and bring resumes.
In addition to employment opportunities, there will be workforce development resources available to those interested. Training Futures — a program of Northern Virginia Family Service that provides training to low-income individuals to gain professional, higher-wage office jobs — will have a table at the fair along with Loudoun’s Workforce Resource Center which provides resume preparation help and career development workshops and other resources to help residents obtain jobs.