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Raised for Local Nonprofits
3027 gifts
Totaling $620,033.29
Raised for Local Nonprofits
3027 gifts
Totaling $620,033.29

Crossroads Jobs

Goal: $8,000.00

Specific Need

Help us equip 20 people with job search skills, tools and a plan to get back to work.

 

Our Board of Directors will match up to $2,000. Double your impact by unlocking those matching dollars!

Mission

Crossroads Jobs helps people secure and maintain stable employment. Our team has found more than 400 jobs for Loudoun area residents who have completed our proven program. Our job counselors work individually with unemployed and underemployed job seekers, helping our neighbors avoid or move out of poverty. We offer local businesses a source of ready-to-work candidates. Our services are FREE to applicants and employers.

Profile

Now, more than ever, individuals seeking a job need your help.  With the COVID-19 pandemic in our midst, unemployment is rapidly rising.  We are currently offering all aspects of our program remotely, in English and Spanish.  We are hearing from job-seekers, old and new, on a daily basis and are working to assist those in need by reaching out to employers for current and future opportunities.

 

In Loudoun County, prior to the pandemic, about 4,400 people were unemployed and approximately 13,700 were living in poverty. Unemployment insurance claims filed in late March and early April show a four-fold increase in joblessness among Loudoun residents during that 3-week period. At a time of unprecedented demand for relief services across the county, every person we can direct into a job takes a little bit of pressure off the local safety net.

 

Our high cost of living means unemployment can rapidly cascade into a fall through the safety net, resulting in homelessness, health problems, family breakups and dependency.  And, there is a significant population of our Loudoun neighbors who cannot find a job at their level or have been unable to work up from low-wage jobs, forcing them to rely on services and assistance to survive.

 

Looking for a job can be overwhelming and discouraging, particularly if your work history has gaps, your living situation is precarious or if you are changing career directions. Often the most important step in finding and securing a job is putting together a realistic plan, and then having someone to help you see it through. Crossroads Jobs offers that support with a focus on the needs of each individual applicant.

 

But, we go beyond that by contacting local businesses for job openings and connecting our applicants directly to employers who have current and appropriate employment possibilities. We get to know each client's strengths and abilities, and at the same time, cultivate ongoing relationships with businesses in the area, finding the right match for both applicants and employers.

 

While anyone is eligible for our program and services, regardless of income or background, we purposely seek out those who need us most. Domestic abuse and homeless shelters, food banks, county agencies, reentry programs, law offices, and transition programs are some of the places who refer people to us. 

 

Some job seekers use the skills they learn and the plan we make together to find jobs on their own. Others need more coaching and encouragement, help with applications, employer connections and interview arranging.

 

Each of our applicants comes to us with a unique story, filled with struggles and courage.  Through our work with them, we become their greatest fans. We hope you will become one of ours.

 

Photos & Videos

Teamwork!
Teamwork!
On the front lines during COVID-19
On the front lines during COVID-19
Employee of the Month more than once!!!
Employee of the Month more than once!!!
Working at an assisted living community - keeping residents safe!
Working at an assisted living community - keeping residents safe!
I love my new job!
I love my new job!
The joy of a job!
The joy of a job!
Partnerships
Partnerships
Yanci, our bilingual job counselor
Yanci, our bilingual job counselor
First Paycheck!
First Paycheck!
From part time to full time!!
From part time to full time!!
Online application assistance
Online application assistance
Interview
Interview
Thumbs up
Thumbs up
Stocking!
Stocking!
Healthcare professional
Healthcare professional
Workshops
Workshops
We love our volunteers!
We love our volunteers!
Working is wonderful!
Working is wonderful!
Interview-ready!
Interview-ready!
Job Fair
Job Fair
Crossroads in Leesburg
Crossroads in Leesburg
Orientation in Spanish - welcome!
Orientation in Spanish - welcome!
Volunteers make us happy!
Volunteers make us happy!
Mock interview
Mock interview
New Job Bell rings!
New Job Bell rings!
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84.22%  of  $8,000.00 Goal
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Contact

1 East Market Street Suite 202
Leesburg VA 20176
Phone: 703-771-4112

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