The Alexandria & Arlington Regional Workforce Council advances workforce development programs and initiatives that achieve sustainable economic growth in the region.
Visit our website to learn more about who we are and what we do!
Mission: Our mission is to help drive Alexandria City’s and Arlington County’s economic growth by implementing an effective and efficient workforce ecosystem that delivers innovative, integrated, data-driven products and services designed and aligned to meet the needs of businesses and job seekers. We hold ourselves accountable to the system’s goals and support high-impact outcomes. We envision a region where every business has access to a qualified, job-ready workforce and every resident has the skills needed to connect with meaningful employment and advance in a career.
Laid off or furloughed from your employer affiliated with DCA or IAD? Interested in skills development and training programs to find new employment opportunities?
Who Qualifies for Rapid Response Layoff Services: Individuals laid-off or furloughed due to the reduction in air travel and associated industries; Individuals who reside in the Northern Virginia region (counties of Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William, and Arlington, and the cities within); and Those in...
Talk with Northern Virginia employers via chat and video from your computer, tablet, or smartphone. https://premiervirtual.com/event/register-jobseeker/1700-tober
Meet 1,000's of talented Northern Virginia job seekers via chat and video from your computer, tablet, or smartphone. You are invited to download their resumes too! https://premiervirtual.com/event/register-company/1700-tober
Great resource for our residents!
City of Alexandria and Arlington County residents can get free job skills training online as part of “Skill-Up City of Alexandria and Arlington County,” an initiative of the Alexandria/Arlington Regional Workforce Council, Alexandria Workforce Development Center, and Arlington Employment Center....
Looking to hire in NVA? Join our Virtual Job Fair - Free - Chat with Job Seekers. Register by July 6, 4pm: https://buff.ly/2YHA6FC*
*When registering, please select "Virginia Career Works Virtual Job Fair - July - VCW"
7/15 Virtual Job Fair - Connect with NVA employers in a convenient and interactive way via private and video chats https://buff.ly/3ftbhE6
Virtually meet NVA's employers from you computer or smartphone. Register today! https://www.premiervirtual.com/event/register/VirginiaCareerWorks
According to @ChmuraEcon, the Washington DC MSA is expected to have about a 10% lower rate of job loss than the US due to COVID. http://chmuraecon.com/interactive/covid-19-economic-vulnerability-index/
The map below displays the COVID-19 Economic Vulnerability Index for all counties and metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) in the United States. Click here to download the data.
Information on the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program can be found here:
Virginia Small Business Development Center
From Facebook - The Small Business Grants Program
Applications for Washington DC, Richmond/Ashburn/Loudoun VA go online today, April 22. Make sure to check the website beforehand to gather all needed materials. Sign up to be notified when the application goes live.
This is an International Grant Opportunity. If you meet the qualifications, apply as soon as possible. Up to 30,000 eligible small businesses in more than 30 countries where we operate will be able to receive the grant. To be eligible to apply, you must:
Be a for-profit company
Have between 2 and 50 employees
Have been in business for over a year
Have experienced challenges from COVID-19
Be in or near a location where Facebook operates
50% of grants will go to eligible minority, women and veteran-owned businesses. After applications open in Richmond and Northern Virginia on Wednesday, applicants will have two weeks to apply before the deadline. It will take a few weeks to review applications, ask follow-up questions and announce grant recipients, according to Facebook. There is no official announcement date.
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Here are a few links that might be of interest to you:
• Frequently asked questions from workers regarding covid-19 (UI Information):https://www.governor.virginia.gov/media/governorvirginiagov/governor-of-virginia/pdf/Frequently-Asked-Questions-from-Workers-Regarding-COVID-19.pdf
• Las preguntas mas frecuentes para los empleados sobre covid-19 (UI Information in Spanish):https://www.governor.virginia.gov/media/governorvirginiagov/governor-of-virginia/pdf/Las-Preguntas-Mas-Frecuentes-para-los-Empleados-Sobre-COVID-19.pdf
• The VEC is now accepting applications for the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program (UI for Gig Workers): https://www.vec.virginia.gov/html/pua.html
Please join the First Choice Community Employment Center through Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Department of Social Services for our 4th Annual Spring Career & Resource Fair. This career & resource will host over 100 area employers, local colleges/universities and community resource organizations...
Live in Arlington and looking for help with your resume? Check out
Virtual Resume & Job Search Help 30 Minute Appointments Available Our new virtual resume and job search help service offers one-on-one 30-minute appointments with experienced resume volunteers and career librarians. Patrons will be able to select an appointment, upload a resume and/or explain their....
Nonprofits offering physical/mental health or dental care to low income residents of NVA & direct services to domestic violence victims can apply for a COVID-19 crisis grant from the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia. Apply:
Today @GovernorofVirginia issued a call for an additional 30,000 medical and non-medical volunteers to treat the rising number of COVID-19 patients in Virginia’s health care system.
Over 13,000 Virginians have already volunteered to serve through the VA Medical Reserve Corps. Learn more about how to join the fight against COVID-19 at www.vamrc.org.
Virginia Small Business Development Center
Have you lost full or part-time work? For the first time, 1099 employees can qualify for unemployment insurance.
Find out more about unemployment benefits related to COVID-19 at vec.virginia.gov/qa-coronavirus.
If you are ineligible for traditional UI because you are self-employed or work in other non-covered employment, check here to see if you are eligible for the NEW Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program:
The CARES Act includes a provision of temporary benefits for individuals who are not eligible for regular/traditional unemployment insurance. These individuals may include those who are self-employed, independent contractors, gig economy workers, clergy and those working for religious organizations....
Check out this step by step tutorial on how to file for unemployment insurance, and don't forget to file your weekly claim in order to receive your benefits! #covid19 #arlingtonva #workforce #howto
Interviewing in Times of COVID-19 | Hunt Scanlon Media
With the coronavirus spreading around the world, it is essential to start applying alternative solutions to carry on with our daily routines. Government might have restricted our physical and social interactions, but people remain constantly connected through technology. Even locked in their houses,...
If you are a tenant or landlord, please refer to this FAQ page to answer your questions regarding your housing and the COVID-19 crisis:
COVID-19 Coronavirus FAQs for Tenants and Landlords For Landlords For Tenants The management office in my apartment complex is closed. How can I contact them to find out how they’re addressing COVID-19 issues in my building? Some complexes have closed their offices to reduce the spread of COVID-19...
Check out the resources available to support you and your business during the COVID-19 crisis:
We are maintaining the following resource page for you and your business during the COVID19 crisis. Stay safe and healthy! https://www.arlingtoneconomicdevelopment.com/start-and-grow-your-small-business/resources-for-small-businesses/
See here for more info on loans for small businesses that are sustaining economic injury as a result of the COVID-19 crisis:
The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
In need of food, financial, or medical assistance during the COVID-19 crisis? Please visit:
Emergency Layoff Aversion Assistance Program - Regional Workforce Council
The Governor is authorizing $87,619.00 of funding to the Alexandria/Arlington Regional Workforce Council, through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, for employers eligible to remain open during the COVID-19 emergency. Period of performance is from March 1, 2020 to August 31, 2020. The ove...
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The Alexandria Workforce Development Center and the Arlington Employment Center are operating at limited capacity to ensure social distancing due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). All workshops, hiring events, and access to the Resource Centers/Computer Labs are suspended at this time.
If you are a worker who has been totally or partially separated from your job due to COVID-19, go to http://www.vec.virginia.gov/unemployed to see if you are eligible for unemployment insurance or call 866-832-2363 Monday-Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm.
The Centers’ virtual services are fully operational:
• Alexandria Workforce Development Center (https://www.alexandriava.gov/WorkforceDevelopment)
• Arlington Employment Center (https://aec.arlingtonva.us/)
• Virginia Employment Commission (http://www.vec.virginia.gov/)
• Virginia Workforce Connection (https://www.vawc.virginia.gov/)
• Applying for SNAP, TANF, OR MEDICAID (http://www.commonhelp.virginia.gov/or call 855-635-4370)
• Renew your Medicaid by phone call 855-242-8282
• Labor Market & Career Assessment Information (https://alexandriaarlington.careerconcourse.com/)
• If you are a business is looking for support for staff, please contact [email protected].
Thank you for your patience and understanding!
The Arlington Employment Center is operating at limited capacity to ensure social distancing due to COVID-19. Their Resource Center/Computer Lab is now closed.
Please utilize our virtual services jobboard.arlingtonva.us and alexandriaarlington.careerconcourse.com. Stay safe!
Community Foundation for Northern Virginia
We've launched the COVID-19 Response Fund for Northern Virginia to attract and provide flexible funding resources for nonprofit organizations and other programs in our region responding to COVID-19 and its impacts. Learn More. http://www.cfnova.org/covid19
Arlington Employment Center 2100 Washington Blvd.,
For job seekers, we provide a variety of services, such as career counseling, skills training, and more. Visit the Career Concourse website to find what suits you: https://alexandriaarlington.careerconcourse.com/ For employers, we offer services to help you hire potential employees. Check out our website to find what you need: https://workforcecouncil.arlingtonva.us/for-employers/
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