Coronavirus

Workforce Resources for Employees and Job Seekers

How Can We Help?

Workforce development and retention is a key focus area for our team, even during times of crisis. We leverage a diverse network of public, private and non-profit service providers to help connect professionals with Loudoun jobs. While we work on that together, please consider these resources:

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Paid Leave Policy

The “Families First Coronavirus Response Act” was the second major coronavirus legislative action taken by Congress and passed on March 18, 2020. Among the key provisions is paid sick leave for many American workers, which takes effect April 2, 2020. Here is detailed information on the bill.

Filing for Unemployment

Has your job been affected by the coronavirus outbreak? Please note that no claim for unemployment insurance may be filed or processed until an actual lay off from employment has occurred, or until there has been an actual reduction in hours.

When filing your claim for unemployment benefits, please be sure to check the reason for separation as lack of work/lay off. If you will be filing because of a reduction in hours, you will not receive benefits unless your gross earnings are less than your weekly benefit amount.

Currently, the maximum weekly benefit amount in Virginia is $378. Please check for more information from the Virginia Employment Commission.

Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties

In the first grant distribution of $25,000, Catholic Charities and Loudoun Cares will jointly rotate staff to respond to requests for financial assistance through a newly established COVID-19 Emergency Fund and Helpline.

Loudoun residents who need help paying rent as a result of lost wages from the COVID-19 crisis can call the COVID-19 Emergency Fund and Helpline at 703-669-5040. Trained staff from Catholic Charities and Loudoun Cares will work together to complete an intake process and assess the needs of each caller.

Eligibility requirements to receive financial assistance from the COVID-19 Emergency Fund and Helpline may be found at https://www.ccda.net/need-help/rent,-utility-assistance,-and-basic-household-needs/.  Eligible callers may be able to receive up to $500 in financial assistance.

Loudoun Workforce Resource Center

Ready for your next career opportunity? Please know that during these uncertain times, the staff of the Loudoun Workforce Resource Center are here to help you through this transition.

Feel free to submit this questionnaire for any employment-related resources and staff will respond to you within one business day. You may also call us at 703-777-0150 and press option 1. Get the latest information, including resume critiques and notifications for future job fairs.

College/University Offerings

Higher education institutions are offering online programs for learners, who may or may not be currently enrolled students.

InstitutionProgram Description
Shenandoah UniversityThe university is offering special pricing for undergraduate summer courses. Open to current high school students, recent high school graduates, and visiting students interested in credit transfer or personal development.
Northern Virginia Community CollegeNOVA's JumpStart program offers tuition-free college courses to eligible rising and graduating high school seniors. Students in Loudoun County Public Schools and other Northern Virginia school divisions may apply.

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