Meet Loudoun’s Workforce

Loudoun County businesses draw from one of the most highly-educated workforce talent pools in the United States.

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.

Those efforts include:

  • Constantly marketing the county for talent attraction;
  • Building the workforce pipeline through recruiting, retention and training efforts;
  • Leveraging education partners (K-12 and higher education) to meet the needs of the workforce;
  • Creating programs that train and grow Loudoun’s labor force;
  • Highlighting career expos and career pathways;
  • Collaborating with community partners for education and awareness of labor force services.

Spotlight on Workforce Innovation

Learn how Loudoun companies and organizations are already using innovative practices to develop our workforce:

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Celebrate Economic Resiliency During Loudoun Small Business Week 2022

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Small business owners, entrepreneurs, and Loudoun residents are invited to celebrate the success of local businesses and network.
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Farmer Trading Cards Mark ‘Opening Day’ for Loudoun’s Growing Season

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An All-Star roster of farmer trading cards and videos provide students with an educational aspect of farming.
Loudoun Economic Development Gold Award

Loudoun Economic Development Awarded Top Industry Honors

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Loudoun Economic Development is awareded “Economic Development Organization of the Year” by the International Economic Development Council.
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Patriot Day: September 11th Forever Changed Loudoun County

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September 11th was a Tuesday morning that started like any other and ended as one we would never forget. These are Loudoun's 9/11 stories.

We are conducting a county-wide employer survey. We are directing this survey in order to get a better understanding of employer workforce requirements, both current as well as future needs.

Loudoun employer feedback is critically important to us and this survey is your chance to share your labor force demands so we can contribute to foster talent attraction, training and popeline development.

As the data is provided, we will share the results so you can see where the County’s needs lie.

Please Take Our Workforce Survey

Community Collaborators

In Loudoun County, you can leverage our network of business, academic, government and community partners that are dedicated fostering opportunities and developing our labor pipeline. Contact our amazing partners for more information

Resources for Employers:

OrganizationPoint of ContactServicesPhone Number
GO Virginia, Region 7 (Loudoun County)Sue Rowland

Job Creation703-626-7932
Loudoun County Commuter ServicesJudy Galen
Transportation703-771-5665
Loudoun County Grant Opportunities
Shalom Black Funding703-737-8186
Loudoun Workforce Resource Center
Mike BozethHiring703-777-0150
Virginia Department of Aging & Rehabilitative ServicesReceptionHiring703-771-4775
Virginia Employment Commission: Hire A Veteran
ReceptionHiring866-832-2363
Bureau of Labor StatisticsMarket Data
Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Employment StatisticsMarket Data
Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment StatisticsMarket Data
Northern Virginia Community College NOVALMIMarket Data703-323-3000
OnTheMapMarket Data
StatsAmericaMarket Data
U.S. Census BureauMarket Data
U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey (ACS)Market Data
U.S. Census Bureau, American FactFinderMarket Data
Virginia's Career & Workforce-Labor Market Information Market Data
Academies of LoudounKim YeagerEducation
George Mason UniversityLisa KarimEducation
HandshakeEducation
IGlobal University Dr. Ruby OngEducation
Loudoun County Public Schools, Community ConnectionsJennifer MillerEducation
Northern Virginia Community College, Corporate & Workforce EngagementDana FallonEducation
Northern Virginia Community College, Campus & Community RelationsTatyana SchumEducation
Shenandoah University, Career Services for EmployersJen Spataro-WilsonEducation
Shenandoah University, Government & Community RelationsErnie CarnevaleEducation
Virginia Tech, Office of Economic DevelopmentAfroze MohammedEducation
AG CareersEducation
Dulles Regional Chamber of CommerceCollaborations
Dulles Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)Collaborations
Loudoun Chamber of CommerceCollaborations
Loudoun School-Business PartnershipCollaborations
Loudoun Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)Collaborations
Northern VA Society for Human Resources ManagementCollaborations

Resources for Job Seekers:

OrganizationIndustry/ServicesPhone Number
AG Careers
Agriculture, Food Production800-929-8975
AgHires
Agriculture, Agribusiness, Food Production, Food Processing, Horticulture844-244-4737
NVCC Career Connection
Job Placement, Job Training, Resources703-503-6305
Handshake
Job Placement, Resources
Loudoun County Job Link
Job Placement, Resources703-777-0377
Loudoun Workforce Resource CenterJob Placement, Resources703-777-0150
Virginia Employment Commission
Job Placement, Job Training, Resources866-832-2363
Virginia Employment Commission - Veterans
For Veterans: Job Placement, Job Training, Resources866-832-2363

Workforce Resources and Best Practices

Get the latest information, data and statistics to enrich your hiring or job search process:

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Small business owners, entrepreneurs, and Loudoun residents are invited to celebrate the success of local businesses and network.
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Loudoun Businesses Encouraged to Apply for Grant to Invest in Resiliency

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Grants up to $50,000 for projects to make business model change, adopting new technologies or practices, or otherwise reinventing a business.
Loudoun Economic Development Gold Award

Loudoun Economic Development Awarded Top Industry Honors

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Loudoun Economic Development is awareded “Economic Development Organization of the Year” by the International Economic Development Council.
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Businesses, Education Institutions, and Regional Partners Create #LoudounPossible Workforce Development

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Hundreds of Loudoun businesses, education institutions and other partners are building the talent required for the future of the workforce.
nancy evanko workforce specialist loudoun county economic development

Nancy Evanko

Workforce Development Analyst

Phone 703-771-5371

Is your idea the next #LoudounPossible success story?

Apply for the Loudoun Innovation Challenge pitch competition and your business could be awarded up to $50,000.

💡 See link in bio to apply!

Submit your application by noon on July 28, 2022 to be considered.
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Every successful business starts with a good idea and the funding to make it happen. 💡 That's why a total of $150,000 is up for grabs in the Loudoun Innovation Challenge pitch competition!

Don't miss the opportunity to promote your business and advance your entrepreneurial success.

Find details and apply before noon on July 28, 2022: LINK IN BIO

#LoudounPossible #LoudounCounty #LoveLoudoun #PitchCompetition #SharkTank
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Loudoun Economic Development's Executive Director Buddy Rizer is named to the @washingtonianmag's #TechTitans list for the 6th straight year!

Rizer’s success in enticing data centers to #LoudounCounty has helped shape the area as a technology hub with a thriving business ecosystem, but Rizer still sees work to be done.

“When you reach the size we have, it’s important to have a balanced economy,” he says. “You don’t want all your eggs in one basket.”

The 2022 Tech Titans list featured “the 225 most innovative and important people in DC’s tech scene right now”, which included a vibrant mix of #entrepreneurs, investors, lobbyists, early-stage CEOs, non-profit leaders, government officials, and big business movers and shakers.

#LoudounPossible #DCtech #TechTitan #Loudoun #DataCenterAlley
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If you've collected our Farmer Trading Cards with @lcpshealthycafe over the years, you may already know @sweet_piedmont, @butterfly_hill, and @georgesmillcheese!

Meet these farmers & other local all stars this weekend during the #LoudounFarmTour!

Dozens of @LoudounVAFarms will be free and open to visitors on both Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Download our app or the map to plan your farm tour weekend! Link in bio.
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Happy #LoudounSmallBiz Week! As you are driving through out Loudoun’s seven beautiful towns, you may see these thank you signs to our small business community!

Featured above is the Town of Hamilton’s sign featuring (from left to right) Mayor David Simpson, Vice Mayor Ken Wine, and Project Coordinator Earl Dublin.

Thank you to all the amazing small businesses who selected Loudoun as their home! #LoudounPossible
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Sign up now for the #LoudounFarmTour! This annual May event brings families and visitors from across the region to explore our farms and rural businesses.

In addition to welcoming in-person visitors, all participants will be featured in the farm tour app's digital scavenger hunt.

See LINK IN BIO and submit your sign-up form by March 25!

#LoudounPossible #LoudounFarms #LoudounCounty #LoudounSmallBiz #BestOfLoudoun
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“The word ‘Athari’ means ‘impact’ in Swahili. Progress happens when we unite the best and brightest minds through a common purpose, and the place to do that is in #LoudounCounty,” says Susan Mitchell, founder and CEO of Athari Biosciences.

“Loudoun’s ready access to smart people, wet and tech lab space, and the populations we serve, make it the perfect place for our health equity accelerator."

“Now that we know our ‘where,’ we can work to diversify the ‘who’ and ‘how’ of STEM industries, fixing the problem of underrepresentation and increasing our global health insights.”

#LoudounPossible #Loudoun #STEM #HealthIT #WetLab #DiversityInTech #WomenInSTEM
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