Coronavirus

Workforce Resources for Businesses

How Can We Help?

Workforce development is a key focus area for our team, leveraging a diverse network of public, private and non-profit service providers to help connect Loudoun businesses and job seekers. In this time of crisis, our ombudsman services are available to guide you to the right resources.

Please check the resources below and contact Workforce Analyst Nancy Evanko with specific questions.

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Families First Coronavirus Act

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act requires certain employers to provide employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. The Department of Labor’s (Department) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) administers and enforces the new law’s paid leave requirements. These provisions will apply from the effective date through December 31, 2020.

Learn More About FFCRA

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.

Rapid Response Team

If you are contemplating layoffs to your team, please contact Gregory Vaughn, the Virginia Employment Commission’s rapid response coordinator for the Northern Virginia Region.

Rapid Response is a pro-active, business-focused, and flexible strategy designed for two major purposes:

  1. To help growing companies access the resources they need to continue to be successful, including helping meet existing and future talent needs.
  2. To respond to announcements of layoffs and business closings by quickly coordinating services and providing immediate aid to companies and their affected workers to ensure rapid reemployment and to minimize the negative impacts of the layoff. This can include resources on unemployment insurance benefits, severance payments or other financial resources that might be available.

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Society for Human Resources Management

Several government agencies have provided resources to help workers and employers navigate workplace issues related to COVID-19, and SHRM has helped aggregate those resources on important topics, such as:

  • Workplace safety;
  • Wages, hours and leave;
  • Telework;
  • Group health insurance;
  • Unemployment insurance;
  • Workers’ compensation;
  • Travel;
  • Discrimination;
  • Medical privacy;
  • Public health information;
  • and much more.

Learn More

Loudoun Workforce Resource Center

Please help your local community by reporting career openings to the Loudoun Workforce Resource Center: Job Order Form.

All job postings will be shared with individuals in our Loudoun community who have had their employment situation negatively impacted by COVID-19. For more information, please contact Employer Services Coordinator Mike Bozeth.

News and Policy Tips

TeleworkVA

TeleworkVA is your one-stop resource for businesses, agencies and employees looking to learn more about telework or how to implement a successful telework program. Learn more with these helpful links:

Google’s Remote Work Resources

Small and medium sized businesses find Google’s remote work guide and resources helpful.

Virginia SBDC Network

As businesses begin to look at reopening and/or planning to transition to the ‘new normal,’ there are a number of factors to consider and decisions to be made. The Virginia SBDC recommends using the process outlined in its Recovery Resources for Small Businesses​, which includes industry-specific guidance for restaurants, Virginia ABC, retail, salons and barbershops, fitness centers, child care, entertainment venues, and others.

Streetsense

The COVID-19 Response Hub from Streetsense offers various papers and other resources. Topics include a re-opening guide for hotels, a re-launch toolkit for restaurants and bars, and financial resources for small retail businesses.