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Posted on: August 29, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Workforce Resource Center Hosts Construction/Trades Career Fair September 13

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The Loudoun Workforce Resource Center is hosting a Construction/Trades Career Fair on Tuesday, September 13, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The event will take place at the Shenandoah Building, 102 Heritage Way, N.E. (2nd floor) in Leesburg.

Featured employers include: Beauchain Builders, Capital Rail Constructors, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Miller Paneling Specialists and Sunbelt Industrial. These employers are recruiting for entry-level and experienced mid-level positions. Anyone searching for a career change or advancement is also encouraged to attend.

Entry-level construction workers have many opportunities to advance in the field. A laborer can work his or her way up to foreman, supervisor, project manager, senior manager and executive. Likewise, a trade apprentice, such as a mechanic or electrician, can advance to a craft professional, supervisor and project manager. According to the Virginia Employment Commission, employment in the construction industry is projected to grow by 12.8% in Virginia by 2024, and the need for construction workers in Loudoun County will remain steady over the next five to six years.

Prior to attending the Career Fair, job seekers are encouraged to stop by the Loudoun Workforce Resource Center for a resume critique session and a Career Fair Tips handout. In addition to the career fair on September 13, the Workforce Resource Center will host a series of job preparation and career advancement events throughout September, which is Workforce Development Professionals Month. A calendar of events is online at .

The Workforce Resource Center is located at 102 Heritage Way, N.E., (1st floor, rear entrance) in Leesburg and is open to the public on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. To learn more about the center’s programs and services, call 703-777-0150 or visit .

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