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:

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.

Thirty Four Fast-Growth Loudoun Companies Rank on Prestigious Inc. 5000 List

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The 2021 Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing privately held U.S. companies includes 34 businesses in Loudoun County, Va.

Now Hiring to Work In Loudoun: Hair Sense, Chantilly

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Meet Pooja Pyakuryal, the co-owner of both HairSense and Pooza’s Eyebrow Threading, woman-owned salons located (and hiring!) in Loudoun.

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
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
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
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
Agriculture, Agribusiness, Food Production, Food Processing, Horticulture844-244-4737
NVCC Career Connection
Job Placement, Job Training, Resources703-503-6305
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:

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 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.

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.

Supercharge Your Hiring with $1,000 Bonuses and

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Prepare for the summer surge with a strong hiring strategy. Two new programs, the Return to Earn Grant and Work In Loudoun (This Summer) can help boost recruitment.
nancy evanko workforce specialist loudoun county economic development

Nancy Evanko

Workforce Development Analyst

Phone 703-771-5371

“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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The #LoudounFarmTour returns next weekend! 👩‍🌾🚜

Residents and visitors from across the region are invited to enjoy a self-guided, family-friendly weekend on the farm, October 16-17.

📲 See LINK IN BIO or download @eventzeeapp from the Apple or Android app stores to get started on the fun challenges!

Once you've downloaded the app, enter event code "farmtour" for a unique scavenger hunt around #LoudounFarms and compete on a leaderboard for badges and exciting prizes! 🏆

#LoudounPossible #Loudoun #LoudounCounty #AshburnVA #LeesburgVA #DCDayTrips #DCInTheFall #NorthernVirginia

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How do you relax after an exciting #ParalympicGames? For gold medalist Pamela Jones, it means farming gently at @GatheringSprings.

@PamRelphMBE is one-half of Loudoun’s Paralympic power couple (she met husband and fellow rower @RobJonesJourney at the 2012 Games). She’s also partnered with registered dietitian @WhyFoodWorks to start their beyond-organic farm using the latest in regenerative soil management.

See LINK IN BIO to learn why Olympians hang their medals in Loudoun 🥇

“The COVID-19 crisis made it even more obvious how a robust and resilient local food system is essential,” said Jones upon receiving a Business Interruption Fund grant from the county last year.

“Your support of local small scale agricultural operations through this grant not only helps small family run businesses weather the storm but provides an example to all #LoudounCounty residents to prioritize supporting #LocalAg in the future.”

📸: Jim Thurston

#LoudounFarms #LoveLoudoun #LocalAgriculture #Loudoun #Paralympics #Paralympics2020 #LocalGrowers #Middleburg #MiddleburgVA #SupportLocal

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“IXP is honored to be recognized in the #Inc5000. As a nimble, small business, we work relentlessly to pursue better experiences through human-centered design. Our goal is to make technology work for people and not the other way around.”

Meet Tina Williams (pictured at right). Williams is founder and principal at Informed XP, listed at number 💯 of the 2021 #Inc5000List.

IXP topped #Loudoun’s list of companies with 3,910% growth over the last three years, ranking fourth in the D.C. region and fifth in Virginia.

Originally founded in 2005, Informed XP is a certified #MinorityOwned and #WomanOwnedBusiness, leading in the UX and CX design space.

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"Northern Virginia is a hub for cultural diversity. Notes n’ Beats is in the best position to make a connection with many different cultures through music. One of our primary areas of focus is to create music that is unique and fresh while drawing its roots from a multitude of musical genres and cultures."

Meet Veena Pandiri, former engineer turned owner and CEO of Loudoun-based
@notesnbeats_music, pictured with Loudoun's Ashburn District Supervisor Mike Turner. Her tech experience turned out to be the perfect background, allowing her to comfortably and safely provide lessons to her company’s 500 students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, the music school continues to offer online lessons along with in-studio lessons at its Ashburn and Aldie locations.

Instruction at Notes n’ Beats centers around classical pedagogy, while also allowing students to explore other genres like pop, rock, musical theatre and Indian music. Pandiri and her faculty at Notes n’ Beats are dedicated to bringing excellence in training for Western, Indian and diverse styles of music to younger generations.

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Loudoun County has consistently ranked as the safest jurisdiction in the national capital region and its effects can be measured in peace of mind for our residents.

According to the most recent National Community Survey:

97% of Loudoun residents feel safe in their neighborhoods 🏘️

95% feeling comfortable in Loudoun’s downtown and commercial districts 🏬

89% overall feeling of safety in Loudoun County 😊

Having the best of all worlds in #LoudounCounty means something different for each person who lives, works, learns and plays here, but there are certain universal truths. Everyone deserves to be safe and feel safe in their community, two things that are always #LoudounPossible. ✨

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