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Posted on: August 23, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Workforce Resource Center Offers Special Events During Workforce Development Month

Link to information about Workforce Development Month in Loudoun County

During September — Workforce Development Month — the Loudoun Workforce Resource Center will feature special virtual and in-person events at no cost for job seekers and people who are considering changing careers. 

“Our annual celebration of September as Workforce Development Month kicks off with an invitation for the public to join us at our Open House on September 8 and culminates with an Employment Resource Expo and Job Fair September 20,” said Loudoun County Workforce Program Manager Shelly Rodriguez. “We also are offering seminars covering topics that provide foundational tools and resources plus information on industry trends to equip and empower all job seekers for career success.” 

The in-person events will take place at several locations: the Workforce Resource Center at 705 E. Market Street, Suite E in Leesburg, Loudoun County Public Library branches, community centers and a recreation center. Visit loudoun.gov/workforcemonth for detailed information about each event and how to register. Events will include: 

Open House

  • Friday, September 8, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Workforce Resource Center

The Resume Roadshow (Four sessions)

  • Tuesday, September 12, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Sterling Library, 22330 S. Sterling Blvd, Suite A117, Sterling, 20164
  • Thursday, September 14, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Loudoun Valley Community Center, 320 W. School Street, Purcellville, 20132
  • Tuesday, September 19, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Gum Spring Library, 24600 Millstream Drive, Stone Ridge, 20105
  • Thursday, September 21, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Lucketts Community Center, 42361 Lucketts Road, Leesburg, 20176

Re-set and Re-start Your Job Search Strategy (Three-part series)

  • Session 1 – Employers’ Expectations: How Do You Measure Up?, Monday, September 11, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m., Virtual  
  • Session 2 - My Next Move, Wednesday, September 13, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Workforce Resource Center
  • Session 3 – Setting Realistic Job Search Expectations & Resume Alignment,  Friday, September 15, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m., Workforce Resource Center  

Creating an Effective Elevator Speech 

  • Tuesday, September 12, 10:00 – 11:15 a.m., Workforce Resource Center

Employment Resource Expo and Job Fair

  • Wednesday, September 20, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Claude Moore Recreation Center, 46105 Loudoun Park Lane, Sterling, 20164 
  • Prepare for the fair:
    • Attend the “Ready, Set, Go to the Job Fair” Workshop, Monday, September 18, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., Virtual
    • Get your free copy of “Turn a Job Fair into a Job Offer” booklet. Visit the Workforce Resource Center or call 703-777-0150

Anyone who requires a reasonable accommodation to participate in Workforce Development Month events may contact the Workforce Resource Center at 703-777-0150. Three business days’ notice is requested.

The Loudoun Workforce Resource Center, a Virginia Career Works affiliate, provides no-cost resources and equipment to job seekers and businesses to help them achieve their employment goals. More information about the center can be found at loudoun.gov/wrc or by visiting the center at 705 E. Market Street, Suite E, in Leesburg. 

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