Workforce Development Center

The City of Alexandria's Workforce Development Center (WDC), offers staffing solutions that provide businesses with employees who are skilled and ready to work. As a certified One Stop Center, WDC serves a variety of skill levels from those with advanced degrees and many years of experience to those with limited education and work experience.

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Workforce Development Center: Helping Alexandria Strive & Thrive

The City of Alexandria's Workforce Development Center (WDC), a proud partner of the American Job Center network, offers staffing solutions that provide businesses with employees who are skilled and ready to work. 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. We provide services and resources for job seekers including access to our Career Center,  career readiness workshops, career assessments and customized hiring events.

WDC provides a range of business services at no cost to businesses, including job placement, recruitment, labor market information and certified Business Services Specialists to assist in workforce planning. WDC operates the Virginia Initiative for Employment not Welfare (VIEW) Program, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA - Adult Employment, Dislocated Worker and Youth and Young Adult), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment Training (SNAPET), TeensWork! (public and private programs), Refugee Employment Program, Disability Employment and Veteran Services.


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Strive & Thrive is the Workforce Development Center's commitment to deliver services and programs remotely and online in order to reach more residents and employers seeking assistance during COVID-19. Learn how to access employment services, job readiness and essential skills workshops, information sessions, plus one-to-one job coaching and guidance to accessing financial resources. 


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Upcoming Events


Meet the Employer - ACPS

Meet the Employer - Alexandria City Public Schools | December 10 | 2-6 p.m.
Register and attend a free online event for job seekers on Thursday, December 10, 2-6 p.m. Attendees will meet representatives from various departments with Alexandria City Public Schools and learn about immediate openings for teachers, administrators, support staff and more. Learn more about the event and how to register.


Services, Resources and More

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Learn how you can raise awareness about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities both past and present.


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Access more than 5,000 high-quality online training courses for 180 through SkillUp® Alexandria City & Arlington County, an initiative to help residents take charge of their futures and get back to work.


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A WDC initiative to support Alexandria's workforce and employers by offering events, services and training remotely and online.  Learn how to access employment services, job readiness and essential skills workshops, information sessions, plus one-to-one job coaching and guidance to accessing financial resources.


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See a calendar and register for job readiness and essential skills workshops and webinars now!


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Access WDC programs and services as well as additional resources for workers impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.


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Access WDC programs and services for employers as well as additional resources for small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.


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Check out what's new here at the City's Workforce Development Center (WDC) and see what employment-related events are going on in the area.


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50+ Employment Corner provides information to experienced workers aged 50+ about employment resources and upcoming workshops and events.  


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Job search and resume posting; Adult Services; Youth Services; Disability Services; and Public Benefits.


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WDC offers multiple career pathway programs in the following: healthcare, culinary arts, information technology, energy and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) .


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As a business, the City's Workforce Development Center (WDC) offers many resources at NO COST to enable you to find the perfect candidate, create job listings, review job market trends and more. 


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View the WDC Monthly Consumer eNews archive. Sign-up for our WDC Monthly Consumer eNews.


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The City's Workforce Development Center (WDC) partners with other agencies that offer services through the State of Virginia. This has allowed the public to utilize our center to apply for benefits and supportive services.


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The City's Workforce Development Center (WDC) is committed to providing the community with local resources.


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