We know that our residents were hurt by the shockwave of this pandemic just as much, if not more, than our local businesses. This is why we are jumping into action to get those residents who were negatively impacted by COVID-19, back to work. The City initially used its CARES Act funds to help local business survive the economic impacts of the shutdown. We are now focusing our efforts on area workers who’ve been furloughed or lost their jobs. In all, $400,000 will go towards free worker trainings, subsidized work experiences, and job fairs designed to help our residents get back on their feet. We are proud to say that Manassas is one of the only localities in Northern Virginia using CARES Act money to directly help its local workforce. City officials are dedicated to supporting residents and the community in any way they can!
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HAS YOUR CAREER BEEN IMPACTED BY COVID-19?
Six months ago, our local economy was thriving and unemployment in Manassas was at an unprecedented low of only 2%. Then the COVID-19 pandemic changed everything. If you are one of many residents who were laid-off or who found themselves unemployed or underemployed, we can help!
The City of Manassas is expanding its partnership with Virginia Career Works (VCW) – Northern to provide no-cost employment assistance to meet your unique needs. To qualify, you simply need to: be a resident of the City of Manassas who is struggling to find employment, have been laid off or furloughed from your most recent employer, or be interested in building your skills to find better employment opportunities.
Various no-cost services are available to our residents. These include career and financial coaching and workshops, occupational training, and subsidized work experiences. Supportive services, online job fairs, and virtual trainings are also accessible to City of Manassas Residents.
Click an option below to find career opportunities, free trainings, or to get one-on-one support from our staff.
BOOST YOUR EMPLOYEES’ SKILLS AND YOUR BOTTOM LINE!
It’s more important than ever to support and maintain your current workforce. The Incumbent Worker Training Initiative provides funding to City of Manassas employers who want to enhance the skills of their current employees. These resources can help you build your workers’ confidence and expertise, while also helping you avoid layoffs.
The best part? Your business will receive 100% cost reimbursement!
Interested? Here’s how it works. To participate, your business must be located in the City of Manassas. Employers select the trainings for their employees and once these are completed, employers will be reimbursed for 100% of the costs for trainings, certification exams, textbooks, and other resources. In order to guarantee reimbursement, all trainings must be completed by December 31, 2020.
To apply, go to www.vcwnorthern.com and fill out the Manassas Incumbent Worker Training Initiative funding application. Once this is complete, submit your completed application to Seema Jain, VP of Operations, at firstname.lastname@example.org. If approved, you will enter an agreement with The SkillSource Group, Inc., which outlines deliverables and outcomes for the training contract.
Click below for additional programs to hire and train new employees, including reimbursable on-the-job training and virtual hiring events. Funding is available through December 31, 2020. You may also post job listings, search qualified candidates, and analyze labor market information.
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ELEVATE is a unique workforce development solution demonstrating our commitment to helping residents and businesses in Manassas and Prince William County. The strength of our communities is in the businesses that locate here and the people they employ. A skilled workforce ensures companies can attract the talent they need and that their employees earn the wages they deserve.