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:

Recently Unemployed? Earn up to $3,000 Towards High Demand Credentials

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Students can receive up to $3,000 towards the cost of tuition and fees for approved workforce education and degree programs at Northern Virginia Community College.

Training Programs Connect Local Workforce to In-Demand Jobs

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New initiatives aimed at providing industry-recognized credential opportunities are available through NOVA Workforce.

Remarkable People, Programs and Resources for National Workforce Development Month

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Workforce expert Nancy Evanko highlights an important tool for job seekers and reflects on the pivots and pitfalls employers are navigating.
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Amazon Web Services Partners with George Mason University

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A year after it rolled out a two-year cloud curriculum-based associate degree program, Amazon Web Services is going back to school.

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:

Virginia Values Veterans Program Helps Employers Recruit and Hire Qualified Military Veterans and Spouses

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There's no cost to become a V3 Certified Employer. Businesses can qualify for grants for participation and hiring veterans and their spouses.

Dispelling Myths Around Disability and the Workforce

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This is the time to renew our commitment to disability awareness and a powerful, diverse workforce, writes Lori Daly.

Remarkable People, Programs and Resources for National Workforce Development Month

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Workforce expert Nancy Evanko highlights an important tool for job seekers and reflects on the pivots and pitfalls employers are navigating.
Tammy Bjelland #LoudounPossible Pod

Having Remote Work Woes? Get Creative With Collaboration and Team Recognition

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Long before the outbreak of COVID-19, Tammy Bjelland recognized the growing need for and the benefits of flexible work, so she started Workplaceless.
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Nancy Evanko

Workforce Development Analyst

Phone 703-771-5371

“We’re thrilled to be a new part of the #LoudounCounty community,” said @oldglory_dc Chairman Chris Dunlavey. “Like the County, we believe in putting the health and safety of our supporters, neighbors and business partners first. So this was an easy pledge to make.”

Loudoun County’s resident Major League Rugby team takes the #LoudounIsReady pledge in commitment to fan, player, and staff health and well-being ahead of its eight home games at #SegraField in 2021.

The #mlr2021 season kicks off at Segra Field on March 13, with season tickets available now. 🏉 See link in bio for more!
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“I’ve been doing this longer than anyone else left alive,” Lou Nichols recently told @LoudounTimes. Nichols is one of Loudoun's tree farmers and president of @loudoun_nursery.

"We have customers who have come back for 20 or 30 years. We see them once a year, and we see the kids grow from little kids to mature adults with their own children. We have a long-term relationship with our customers, and that’s very rewarding."

🎄 Have you picked up this year's tree? Check out the #TakeLoudounHome for the Holidays Guide and shop from our family of small businesses! 🎁 Link in bio.
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“I really love knowing that I get to be the person producing food that is served to families in the community. I know that the proteins parents are feeding their kids are raised in a way they should feel proud of,” says @longstonefarm’s Casey Wisch.

Wisch’s implementation of QR codes for touch-free payments in Long Stone’s farm store recently caught the eye of @PayPal, who spotlighted the #LovettsvilleVA farm’s balance of traditional charm with its innovative small business practices.

“The pandemic has given people that extra push to come out to the farm,” Wisch said. “I think they have been excited to be purchasing food in a safe environment, and [they’re] excited that they are supporting us.”
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“It’s so fun doing business in Loudoun County! To see the county take time to support my small business means a lot. This grant will assist us, personally, in growing our team,” says Brittany Bradley, owner of @LuxyBalloons.

“Receiving this grant is honestly heartwarming. We enjoy celebrating life with our clients through custom balloon decorations and can’t wait to continue making memories.”

When COVID-19 hit in March, Bradley had to refund more than $10,000 to clients for canceled events. This $5,000 grant will be used to revitalize her business.

Learn more about how these #LoudounPossible grants will be used by #SmallBusiness owners across our county. Link in bio.
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"I want to put more time into focusing on and building this up and keeping it up because this is my passion.” 👩🏾‍🍳✨

Meet local business owner Yolanda Latimer of @londaslaboratory in her @goodmorningamerica feature (link in bio!).

Latimer began cooking every meal at home in early March to protect her immunocomprised daughter. As she shared photos of her creations online, demand for her recipes grew.

Now she offers virtual cooking classes and group sessions from her website.
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“It’s an honor to be included on this year’s #Inc5000 list. We’ve seen phenomenal growth, and powering that growth is some of the country’s best talent. We have prestigious universities nearby, leading research centers, and corporations that truly value innovation."

Meet Jeff White, CEO of #GravyAnalytics (pictured here on his Loudoun farm).

Gravy Analytics is one of 28 Loudoun businesses that made the 2020 Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies in the country.

“Loudoun County is an ideal place to start and grow a tech company. It’s a great place to live and work.”

🏅 See the link in bio for a list of all 28 of Loudoun's fastest-growing companies!
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"Reaching 5,000 [free meals delivered] has made me feel so fortunate and blessed to live and work in community that really cares for one another."

Meet @vincecarbone1216, a #Loudoun business owner about to reach a major milestone. 🏆

His #AshburnFarm Subway has delivered nearly 5,000 free meals to nurses, first responders and other frontline workers.

"I still try and take every delivery," says Carbone. "It's the best part of my day."

Interested in ordering for yourself or a local hero? Rest assured that this #LoudounIsReady-pledged business is committed to the latest industry guidelines for your health and well-being.
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“I wanted to develop a charitable effort that meets the critical community needs in a very tangible way [and] using my land to grow and share food is a way we can contribute and address hunger issues by providing healthy foods throughout the year.” — Meet Chuck Kuhn, the 2020 Loudoun Laurels honoree. 🏆 Kuhn is founder and president of @jkmoving, the largest independent moving company in North America (and one of #Loudoun’s largest employers!) 🚛 The award recognizes Kuhn’s commitment to preservation of the natural and historic resources of Loudoun, as well as philanthropic initiatives including @jkcommunityfarm. 👨‍🌾 ...

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