Employer Resources

Overview

Hiring? You’ve Come to the Right Place

WorkinNorthernVirginia.com is designed to connect job seekers with open positions in Northern Virginia. If you’re hiring, we want to showcase your company and jobs here.

If you are an employer looking to hire in the Northern Virginia region, we want to showcase your job offerings – and provide you with the tools to share why Northern Virginia is a great place to live and work. Contact us or use the tools below to become a featured employer and put your company on the map to attract the best talent for your business.

Find Your Talent

Revature
Revature helps you bridge the technology talent gap by identifying & developing your future employee and upskilling your experienced workforce.

Smoothstack
Smoothstack provides immersive IT training to high-potential university graduates and military personnel and place them into your critical positions. Because their training mirrors your existing stack exactly, they hit the ground running from day one.

VA Cyber Skills
Providing world-class cyber training programs for candidates with no IT experience and those currently in the cyber industry. The program is free to qualified applicants residing in Northern Virginia. Become a Corporate Partner or Sponsor to gain access to new graduates ready to enter the field and to meet the increasing demand for skilled cybersecurity professionals.

CCI Cyber NOVA NODE
The Commonwealth Cyber Initiative (CCI), funded by the Virginia General Assembly, created a Commonwealth-wide ecosystem of innovation in cybersecurity and cyber-physical systems (CPS) security. CCI will ensure Virginia is recognized as a global leader in secure CPS and in the digital economy more broadly for decades to come

CSIIP
CSIIP is a great way to access statewide science, technology, engineering and math talent from a single online source. Interns offer a fresh perspective on the latest technologies and can provide an ongoing source of potential future employees.

[email protected]
In the next decade, [email protected] aims to enable at least 1 million working adults in America to translate their learning into earning – generating a $20 billion boost in annual earnings. Their mission is to rewire the U.S. labor market so that all individuals Skilled Through Alternative Routes (STARs) can work, learn, and earn to their full potential.

FastForward
FastForward is a grant-funded training program hosted through Virginia’s Community Colleges.
They want to know what your needs are – from the kinds of training and certifications required to the kind of candidate you are looking for. From there, they attract people to enroll in workforce training programs aimed at earning industry-recognized certifications and licenses for a wide variety of in-demand careers.

Capital COLAB
The Capital CoLAB’s Employer Signaling System (ESS) combines labor market information with employer insights and educator feedback to develop and refresh the knowledge, skills, abilities, and credentials (KSACs) needed for entry level IT roles in the Capital Region.

NS2 Hire Our Vets
NS2 Serves is a nonprofit organization that provides free IT training and employment assistance to Veterans. The three-month intensive program provides students at all technical levels with world-class software solutions training and certifications for a variety of well-paying careers with U.S. national security and commercial enterprises.

Onward to Opportunity
Onward to Opportunity is designed to build awareness of the soft and hard skills necessary to succeed in different industries while also making the crucial first connection with employers in these industries that are eager to hire veterans. Participants work one-on-one with a Transition Specialist from Hire Heroes USA to refine their resume, practice for interviews and receive additional coaching on how to start a successful career.

Virginia Ready
Join VA Ready as a Founding Partner, Strategic Partner or Business Partner to have access to a talented pool of qualified individuals, the opportunity to shape training content for your in-demand roles, and build relationships across the Commonwealth. Employer engagement is the backbone of VA Ready and a key to the success of our mission to place thousands of motivated Virginians in high-demand jobs over the next two years.

Learn How You Can Launch an Apprenticeship

Greater Washington Apprenticeship Network

The Network’s mission is to help employers in the Region explore and develop an apprentice-based model of recruitment and training. Apprenticeships offer an opportunity to “earn and learn,” meaning that employees receive needed on-the-job training while still earning a living.

 

DOLI Registered Apprenticeship Network

The Virginia Registered Apprenticeship program is an employment training model that produces highly skilled workers to meet the demands of employers competing in a global economy, through a combination of on-the-job training and related technical instruction. It is a “win-win” approach to workforce development for apprentices (employees) throughout the Commonwealth.

 

CivilianCyber

This program combines a one-year apprenticeship program with in-depth competency-based, online cybersecurity training. This structured, self-paced training program aligns with the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education and covers areas such as Foundations of Cybersecurity, Data and Access Controls, and Cyber Defense.

 

Need Assistance Funding or Developing an Apprenticeship?

LEAD4IT

Funded by the Department of Labor to address the skills gap in the IT sector, the LEAD4IT team is able to provide no-cost assistance to help design and reimburse Work Based Learning solutions that meet your workforce needs. Companies are assigned a no-cost Account Manager to examine your needs, create training plans, and connect to talent and funding.

Help Finding and Funding an Intern

Need Assistance Funding or Developing an Apprenticeship?

LEAD4IT

Funded by the Department of Labor to address the skills gap in the IT sector, the LEAD4IT team is able to provide no-cost assistance to help design and reimburse Work Based Learning solutions that meet your workforce needs. Companies are assigned a no-cost Account Manager to examine your needs, create training plans, and connect to talent and funding.

 

Affordable Summer Intern Housing

George Mason University offers affordable housing for the summer so that interns can join from across the nation. This program is open to all interns, regardless of their connection to George Mason. Refer them here to give them the option of staying in campus housing.

 

Looking for College & University Partners?

George Mason University

Many highly-educated professionals and degree holders are finding that they lack the desired skills for re-entering the post-pandemic workforce. Mason partners with regional employers to provide educational resources targeted at filling needs and creating upskilling opportunities for experienced professionals.

 

NOVA Business Engagement Center

A partnership with NOVA is unique to every employer and individual plans are developed to fit each company’s specific business needs. The Business Engagement Center team is here to work with you to help you achieve your goals and to support efforts to bolster the region’s diverse and evolving economy.

 

University of Virginia Talent Development Solutions

For decades, the School of Continuing and Professional Studies at the University of Virginia has delivered talent development solutions for organizations that equip working professionals with the knowledge and skills to solve complex problems. By understanding your organization’s talent development needs, UVA can provide solutions that include contracted cohorts, open enrollment certificate programs, degree completion options and custom non-credit workshops.

Help Your Employees Get to You

DATA Commuting Program

Our area’s average driver lost 155 hours of productivity last year because of traffic, which cost the local economy close to $4 billion dollars. DATA works with employers to offer sustainable commute options to their employees. In addition to reducing employee stress levels, employers tell them having multiple commute options is an attractive benefit when recruiting employee candidates.

 

Fairfax County Commuter Services

Fairfax County Commuter Services (FCCS) is a Transportation Demand Management (TDM) program that advocates alternatives to drive-alone commuting for residents and employees in the County. Check out their website to learn about commuter incentives like the SmartBenefits® program, commute options, and what makes a “Best Workplace for Commuters”.

Make a Difference in Northern Virginia

Capital Youth Empowerment Program

CYEP is a unifying force in the National Capital region – one that connects industries to disenfranchised families and fathers to the needs of the community. Our work teaches skills and equips the underserved with the tools and empowerment needed to strengthen lives and change communities.

 

Computer Core

Volunteer roles at CORE encompass a range of roles from teaching computer skills and career development, to helping behind the scenes with computer refurbishment, data support, office administration, events, or grantwriting—there’s something for everyone at CORE.

 

Cornerstones

For nearly 50 years, Cornerstones has been helping neighbors in need overcome tough economic times in an already high cost-of-living region. The service area of Cornerstones has grown to include most of northwestern Fairfax County. Each of us can become a Cornerstone and continue our history of helping people build more stable lives by connecting them to vital resources that solve their needs for housing, childcare, food or financial assistance.

 

Literacy Council of Northern Virginia

If you are passionate about adult education and helping immigrants settle into life in this region, consider joining our team of over 500 volunteers who are helping to empower adults in Northern Virginia to participate more fully and confidently in their communities. You can make a difference in an individual’s life, a family’s opportunities, and a community’s future.

 

TechSet Program

The TechSet program prepares college juniors and seniors to succeed as new employees in fast-moving technology jobs through a two-month program that emphasizes work readiness, job tools and career preparation through mentorship and instruction from teaching team with real-world experience and expertise. The TechSet program is designed to be a useful add-in for students who already benefit from career preparation at their current university, or to help those who have not previously had access to career development mentorship and education.

 

To Empower Women

To Empower Women brings social change for under-served women by partnering with other nonprofits and small business with the desire to aid women gain financial independence. Sharing ideas, experiences, and talent is important for ToEW. Whether you are a student, individual volunteer, or large group, we are excited to see how we can collaborate.

 

Get Connected

Consider mentoring, offer to teach, and add curriculum to help build your workforce pipeline