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Alexandria Launches New Program to Help Unemployed Locals Find Jobs

Alexandria’s Workforce Development Center has launched a new program aimed at offering training and services for the thousands of Alexandrians currently unemployed after the COVID-19 shutdown.

Strive & Thrive: Helping Alexandria Stay Resilient & Get Back to Work offers free online programs on topics like resume building and mastering job interviews.

According to a press release from the City of Alexandria:

Job seekers and workers can attend online events like virtual job fairs and register for free online workshops focusing on navigating virtual career fairs, interviewing online, resume writing and more, led by WDC career coaches who provide group and one-on-one support in job search and career development. Employment services and solutions are also available for employers. Learn more about the services and support available to job seekers and employers.

The program is also scheduled to host virtual job fairs and virtual events where job-seekers can meet with employers.

The program comes as the city’s businesses struggle along a slow recovery from the shutdown. While some businesses are holding back on new hires to see whether a second wave comes, others are starting to rehire staff to accommodate new business in the third phase of reopening.

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