WDC and Regional Airports Rapid Response Layoff Services Program Featured on CBS This Morning

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WDC and Regional Airports Rapid Response Layoff Services Program Featured on CBS This Morning


WDC Airline RR Program Web BoxDecember 4, 2020--The City of Alexandria Workforce Development Center (WDC) was recently featured on CBS This Morning during a segment that highlighted workers whose employment has been affected by the reduction in air travel.

The November 24 segment focused on the tens of thousands of airline industry employees who are out of work as result of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has greatly reduced air travel across the nation, and on the rapid response program that WDC and regional partners are using to help workers who have lost their jobs as result of reduced air travel. 

In addition the airline industry,  employers that are dependent on air travel, such as car rental companies, airport restaurants, airport stores, and adjacent hotels, have been impacted by the reduced travel.

The Northern Virginia Airports Rapid Response Layoff Services provides support and services to workers who have been laid off or furloughed from airline industry related employers, like free job training, paid work experiences, career coaching, resume writing assistance, job readiness workshops, online job fairs, virtual training and financial coaching. 

Learn more about the program, how it is funded and additional job assistance. For more information about the rapid response program eligibility or how to participate, call 703.746.5990 or email wdc@alexandriava.gov.

WDC is a trusted resource, providing services and expertise to support job seeker and employer workforce needs in Alexandria. 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

In July, WDC 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, including virtual recruitment events, online job readiness and essential skills workshops, a redesigned job board and informational sessions for employers and job seekers. 

To learn more, visit alexandriava.gov/WorkforceDevelopment, email wdc@alexandriava.gov or call 703.746.5990.