The SkillSource Group, Inc. funds and oversees a range of workforce and training initiatives on behalf of over 1.9 million residents and thousands of businesses in Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William counties and the cities of Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas and Manassas Park. SkillSource Centers offer multiple free services to businesses seeking to hire and retain good workers while also providing opportunities for job seekers to prepare and find jobs that can support themselves and their families.
While the Northern Virginia region is recognized as one of the strongest local economies in the nation, our five (5) Northern Virginia SkillSource Centers had nearly 90,000 adult job seeker visits in FY 2012. This is an increase of 170% since 2007 and clear evidence that SkillSource's efforts to expand workforce services to tens of thousands of job seekers remains critically important to the future success of many businesses and family budgets alike.
Particular focus is placed on employment and training services to dislocated workers, low-income and low-skilled job seekers, including ex-offenders, mature workers, people with disabilities, military veterans and their spouses, as well as non-English speaking job seekers. SkillSource placed nearly 600 Northern Virginia adults into employment in FY 2012 and generated $20.7 million in labor income.
Your contribution to SkillSource will go a long way. In 2012, SkillSource commissioned a Return-On-Investment Study that determined that the total regional benefits of SkillSource's programs exceeded public costs by nearly 6:1, a welcome return in today’s economic climate.
More information on SkillSource can be found on our website.
Any contribution is appreciated! Please join us in keeping Northern Virginia the leading regional economy in the United States.