Strive & Thrive: Helping Alexandria Stay Resilient & Get Back to Work

Page updated on Jul 28, 2020 at 4:51 PM


Strive & Thrive is the Workforce Development’s commitment to deliver services and programs remotely and online in order to reach more residents and employers seeking assistance during COVID-19. This initiative supports Alexandria’s workforce and employers by providing employment services, job readiness and essential skills workshops, information sessions, plus one-to-one job coaching and guidance to accessing financial resources.

Employment Services

Virtual Job Fairs
An online job fair, also known as a virtual job fair or electronic job fair, is an online version of a traditional job fair. They allow employers and job seekers to meet and discuss employment opportunities through text and video chat. Find out more about upcoming job fairs under Coming Events at alexandriava.gov/WorkforceDevelopment.

Meet the Employer Events
These virtual events bring together a team from an employer with job seekers and highlight immediate employment opportunities. Learn about upcoming Meet the Employer events under Coming Events at alexandriava.gov/WorkforceDevelopment.

Job Readiness and Essential Skills Workshops and Webinars
Job seekers can enhance their job readiness through free WDC workshops and webinars on topics like virtual job searching, interviewing and resume building. Access a calendar and register for upcoming workshops online.

Youth Employment Services (YES) 2020
To serve Alexandria youth, WDC adapted its annual Summer Youth Employment Program to offer youth ages 14-21 a virtual workforce development experience. Youth Employment Services (YES) will provide career development, education enrichment and summer income to 200 youth, who will participate in live webinars, small group video meetings, one-on-one coaching and other online experiences. The program runs from July 6, 2020 to August 14, 2020.  Learn more.

Job Board
WDC’s online Job Board connects job seekers and employers. Job seekers can post resumes and review the latest openings and job opportunities. Employers can post positions, review potential candidates. Learn more.

Coaching and Financial Assistance

One-on-One Coaching
WDC staff provide one-on-one job coaching to support you in your job search and career development. Call 703.746.5990 or email wdc@alexandriava.gov to learn more.

Resources for Workers
WDC staff provide support in accessing resources to assist with job searches and economic needs, including those associated with COVID-19. Call 703.746.5990 or email wdc@alexandriava.gov to learn more.

Resources for Employers
WDC staff provide support for employers in developing their workforce as well as accessing financial resources to sustain their small businesses. Call 703.746.5990 or email wdc@alexandriava.gov to learn more.

Coming Soon

Informational and Open House Events
In the coming weeks, WDC will begin offering informational sessions and open house events to give job seekers and employers more opportunities to learn about WDC services. Visit alexandriava.gov/WorkforceDevelopment for the latest information and events.



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