Coalition Forms to Aid Non-traditional Job Seekers

Community leaders gathered at Trinity House Café in Leesburg on Monday morning to promote Crossroads Jobs and the Coalition for Community Success, which was created to help the program with marketing and outreach.

Crossroads Jobs has placed 200 applicants since 2012. Job seekers attend an orientation and free workshops to help prepare them for interviews as well as réumé preparation. Job counselors prescreen job seekers, and connect them to employers in Loudoun County. The next orientation will be held Monday, Jan. 23, at Loudoun Hunger Relief from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Among those attending Monday’s program included Del. Randy Minchew (R-10), Supervisor Kristen Umstattd (D-Leesburg), Leesburg Councilman Ron Campbell, and Loudoun County Republican Committee Chairman Will Estrada.

“Unemployment can have wide-ranging costs to our community, for individuals, families, businesses and government. We appreciate the support of Loudoun County leaders to help spread the word about Crossroads Jobs and help us get people to work,” Crossroads Job board member Barbara Wayne stated.

“We will be doing our community a disservice—as parents, as educators, and as employers—if we do not use every opportunity to train our students and job-seekers for the jobs that will be there when they graduate from high school, community college or a 4-year university or when they leave the armed services.  Everyone who wants to work should be able to find a job that pays her or him a living wage,” Umstattd said.

“I’m excited about the work that Crossroads Jobs is doing to make sure that Loudoun residents can get quality employment right here in Loudoun. It is exciting to see the leadership being provided by the private sector as Loudoun businesses and employers unite to combat unemployment in our community,” Estrada said. “All of us as members of the Loudoun Community should work together to assist Crossroads Jobs in getting out the word to employers and those seeking employment in Loudoun County.”

Find out more at crossroadsjobs.org or by calling 703-771-4112.