Hire Loudoun to Lower the Commute

By April 3, 2018Blog, Featured
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Chris Hunter
Business Retention Manager


“How do I find an ideal career opportunity that significantly reduces my brutal daily commute?” If you’ve asked yourself this question, you’re certainly not alone.

While many Northern Virginia natives have grown accustomed to a lifetime toiling through stand-still traffic and road-rage induced self-mantras, more recent transplants probably wouldn’t be shocked to hear that employees across the D.C. metropolitan area endure the second-largest national average work commute each day.

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A 2017 study by the U.S. Census Bureau (released by WTOP) indicates that Northern Virginia employees on average experience a 34.8-minute one-way work commute, 30 percent longer than the national average.

Sound familiar?

TIME Health reports that a daily commute greater than 10 miles each way can lead to a rise in blood sugar levels, higher cholesterol, and a higher tendency toward depression, anxiety and social isolation.

As a recovering two-plus-hour daily commuter, there’s not a drive-through fast food establishment along my former commute between Ashburn and D.C. that didn’t serve as a base for emotional eating along the journey.

While I didn’t think there was an answer to my work woes besides complex carbs and colorful language, I’m thrilled to inform you fellow long-distance Loudoun commuters of a happier, healthier and more beneficial solution: Hire Loudoun.

On Wednesday, April 4, we’re teaming up with the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce and Purpose Worx LLC to host the second annual Hire Loudoun career fair, featuring 60 of Loudoun’s largest tech-oriented employers with more than 1,000 local employment opportunities.

Attendees will network with many of Loudoun’s largest and fastest growing businesses looking to connect with talented local professionals and rising stars.

P.S. If you run a Loudoun business and are looking to expand your space and/or workforce, email me or call me at 703-777-0479.


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