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:

Spring Forward Into A New Loudoun Career

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Find your next job or the career of your dreams at Hire Loudoun, where more than 40 premier Loudoun businesses are ready to speak to you.

Loudoun Farmer Trading Cards Return, Kicking Off Growing Season

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Farmer Trading Cards are back for a fifth year! Elementary school students meet a new farmer each day with video visits and a trading card.

Tuition-Free Community College Will Prepare Students for High-Demand Fields

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Loudoun students can complete a tuition-free degree and enter the workforce ready for a career in IT, health care or other high-demand field.

Equinix Digital Infrastructure Scholarship Program Launches at NOVA

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Equinix will support five students to attend NOVA with scholarships of $5,000 each to prepare for jobs in the growing data center industry.

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:

Spring Forward Into A New Loudoun Career

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Find your next job or the career of your dreams at Hire Loudoun, where more than 40 premier Loudoun businesses are ready to speak to you.

Tuition-Free Community College Will Prepare Students for High-Demand Fields

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Loudoun students can complete a tuition-free degree and enter the workforce ready for a career in IT, health care or other high-demand field.

Equinix Digital Infrastructure Scholarship Program Launches at NOVA

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Equinix will support five students to attend NOVA with scholarships of $5,000 each to prepare for jobs in the growing data center industry.

Loudoun County Continues to Lead Nationally in Talent Migration

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Safety, entertainment, and purchasing power make Loudoun the perfect home for talent moving from major metros to midsize markets.
nancy evanko workforce specialist loudoun county economic development

Nancy Evanko

Workforce Development Analyst

Phone 703-771-5371

Meet Karen Reed from Loudoun’s Alchemy Wine Supply, and a member of the 2021 FireUp Business Mentoring and Coaching Program cohort.

“I am proud to be a member of this community. I have seen how supportive Loudoun County is to the development and growth of our local farm wineries. The county has been able to attract top talent within the #winemaking community, many of whom I’ve had the privilege of working with. I have also witnessed the incredible engagement and loyalty among our local Loudoun County customers. These are the three essential legs to the stool which is the Loudoun County wine industry, and the driving forces behind our designation as ‘DC's Wine Country.’ 🍷

“With Alchemy Wine Supply, my goal has always been to support my local professional Winemakers by supplying them with high-quality fermentation supplies. The FireUp Program is helping me to reach a much larger client base, and connect with Winemakers not only in Loudoun Country, but across Virginia and beyond.

“For my next step, I aspire to further diversify into owning a #FarmWinery of my own, with the emphasis on the ‘farm’ portion; not only producing grapes for my winemaking, but also producing eggs, produce, honey and flowers for my local community. During the pandemic, it became clear to me that there needs to be more connection and community around food production in Loudoun County. 🍇🍯🌻

“I aim to sell local farm produce, while teaching my community how to grow their own food at home. And as a bonus, I'd like to continue the art of winemaking and educating my local wine lovers about the joy of wine and food pairing.”

📸: Jennifer Godbold
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“I’m a city boy and the idea of owning a farm was always kind of romantic."

Meet Hadi Akkard, co-founder and CEO of @FlyingAceFarm. ✈️

After making a successful exit from his Leesburg-based fintech company in 2018, Akkad had been on the look for his next business adventure. Akkad had a vision for what the 55-acre farm could be. 🤔💭

To pull off this feat in an authentic way, he assembled the best plan, equipment and team that he could find, including a strong roster of familiar Loudoun faces.

(See link in bio to meet more of the team!)

More than half of the Flying Ace Farm property will be devoted to agriculture, including the harvesting of Appalachian heirloom Bloody Butcher Corn. 🌽

The corn is a key ingredient in the spirits that make Flying Ace a true farm brewery and distillery. That craft alcohol is served at the bars on site and can be purchased by the bottle and case to #TakeLoudounHome. 🥃
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Meet Bernhard Gallent 👨‍🍳 Helene and Berni grew up in Carinthia, the southernmost State in #Austria, in a beautiful area known for its mountains and crystal-clear lakes.

Berni moved to the United States in 2009 in pursuit of the American Dream, Helene followed him six years later.

Spending much of their time as skiing and snowboard instructors, they met back in 2004 in Hochrindl, a ski resort in the Austrian Alps. ​⛷️🏔️

Before their strudel venture started, both worked other jobs. Berni used to work in humanitarian logistics, responded to global emergencies and shipped aid and relief supplies to people in need all over the world.

Now they are both full time in the strudel business, committed to their mission on making a delicious Austrian dessert widely available in the United States. ​Helene and Berni are raising a lovely family in Loudoun. 🏡

📸: @littleaustria
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We're blushing like a 2018 cabernet frac rosé, but we had to regram this #winemakers advice from @octoberonevineyard! 🍷🤗

"In Loudoun County it’s possible to make your winegrowing vision a reality, we’re living proof here at O1V! We’re grateful to all the incredible people at Loudoun County Economic Development that continue to support our great Loudoun Wine industry and the wide spectrum of our Loudoun business community. This is one of the most exciting wine regions and counties in the state and it’s made POSSIBLE in part by the effort and vision of @loudounbiz."

🥂 Thanks to Bob and the O1V family for sharing the #LoudounPossible spirit!
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"The STEM field wasn't an area I would have pictured myself in. None of my family had experience in the industry, I had never worked in it prior to getting to school and it seemed so beyond my reach," says Dre' Davis.

And yet after graduating from @olddominionu with his bachelors in mechanical engineering technology, Davis found his way onto @Google's data center team in Loudoun County.

"I was able to join the team just as our sites were hitting the ground, so to see the growth of these data centers has been amazing. Virginia has the largest concentration of data centers in the world and I am excited to see how we continue to innovate to stand out among data centers in my home state."
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"If I ever doubted that health care was my calling, last year took away all of the doubt." says Deborah Addo, president of @InovaHealth Loudoun Hospital.

It's no wonder why Addo is a @WBJnewsroom Diversity in Business Awards honoree! 🏆

Under her leadership, Inova Loudoun Hospital — which has more than 1,900 employees and reported more than $833 million in patient revenue in 2019 — has raked in safety and quality accolades.

Addo executed a $300 million expansion entailing a renovated ER, a new surgical trauma intensive-care unit and a 382,000-square-foot patient tower.

The expansions were slated to open in April 2020 but as COVID-19 emerged locally, Addo revisited the roadmap. Her team opened two weeks early, supporting a proactive regional response.

Credit: Washington Business Journal
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On St. Patrick's Day, #HanleyEnergy celebrated its roots in both Ireland and Loudoun by delivering a box truck loaded with more than 5,000 pounds of breakfast cereal to Loudoun Hunger Relief—and then throwing in the truck as well! 🚚☘️🥣

“I applaud your passion, your dedication, your selflessness and your energy to do the greater good in this community,” Hanley Energy CEO Clive Gilmore told @LoudounHunger.

“I’m also reassured that Hanley Energy’s monetary support thus far has assisted Loudoun Hunger Relief to purchase up to $70,000 of food each month.” 🍲🥫

Our #LoudounPossible data center community has risen to the pandemic's challenges by donating meals to families and first responders, all while continuing to provide scholarships and other workforce programs through partnerships with local K-12 and higher education institutions.

Credit: @LoudounNow and David Galen Photography
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