Workforce Development Center Launches ‘Strive & Thrive’ to Help Alexandrians Get Back to Work

The Workforce Development Center has launched “Strive & Thrive: Helping Alexandria Stay Resilient & Get Back to Work” to support Alexandria’s workforce and employers by offering events, services and training remotely and online.

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Workforce Development Center Launches ‘Strive & Thrive’ to Help Alexandrians Get Back to Work

For Immediate Release: July 6, 2020

The City of Alexandria Workforce Development Center (WDC) has launched “Strive & Thrive: Helping Alexandria Stay Resilient & Get Back to Work” to support Alexandria’s workforce and employers by offering events, services and training remotely and online.

WDC is a trusted resource, providing services and expertise to support job seeker and employer workforce needs in Alexandria. Strive & Thrive aims to extend WDC’s outreach to residents and employers seeking assistance due to challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Virtual recruitment events and services include a newly launched Meet the Employer series and virtual job fairs, including Virginia Career Works Alexandria/Arlington Virtual Job Fair on July 15, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event and registration are free. For information on this and other upcoming events, visit alexandriava.gov/WorkforceDevelopment.

Job seekers can enhance their job readiness through free WDC workshops and webinars on topics like virtual job searching, interviewing and resume building. WDC staff also provide one-on-one coaching and support in accessing resources to assist with job searches and economic needs. Access a calendar and register for upcoming workshops online; call 703.746.5990 or email wdc@alexandriava.gov for job coaching and other services.

Residents can also access WDC’s user friendly Job Board, where employers can post openings and find qualified candidates and job seekers can post resumes and search for jobs. Visit wdc.alexandriava.gov.

To serve Alexandria youth, WDC adapted its annual Summer Youth Employment Program to offer 200 youth ages 14-21 a virtual workforce development experience for career development, education enrichment and summer income. Learn more.

WDC will also begin offering informational sessions and open house events to give job seekers and employers more opportunities to learn about WDC services.

WDC training supports in-demand certifications and credentials and connects ready-to-work job seekers with employment opportunities. As a certified One Stop Center, WDC serves a variety of skill levels, from those with advanced degrees and years of experience to those with limited education and experience. WDC also provides a range of services at no cost to businesses. Employers can learn more by calling 703.746.5990 or emailing wdc@alexandriava.gov

For more information or questions, call WDC Director Daniel Mekibib at 703.746.5990 or email daniel.mekibib@alexandriava.gov.

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