Laurel Ridge Workforce Solutions to Host Job Fair Featuring Variety of Employers

For Immediate Release:
February 24, 2017

Primary Media Contact:
Sally Voth
Public Relations Specialist
[email protected]
Phone: 540-868-7134


Employers in the education, banking, law enforcement, construction, and technology fields will discuss job opportunities during the Spring Job Fair at Laurel Ridge’s Warrenton Campus from 4-6 p.m. Monday, March 6.

Workforce Solutions, in partnership with the Piedmont Workforce Network, the Fauquier County Department of Economic Development, and the Virginia Employment Commission, is sponsoring the fair, which will feature 16 area businesses and organizations, including Fauquier Health, Fauquier County Public Schools, Warrenton Police Department, Fauquier County, The Home Depot, Appleton Campbell, Golden Rule Builders, UVA Temps, Gaithersburg Millwork, At Home Care Staffing, Gentle Harvest, Visiting Angels, Miller Brothers Construction, The Fauquier Bank, and Continental

Cloud-computing giant OVH, which is building its U.S. headquarters in Vint Hill, will also be at the job fair.

Workforce Solutions and Continuing Education at Laurel Ridge offer high-quality business, professional development and continuing education courses and credentials relevant to today’s in-demand jobs. Programs are offered year-round at multiple locations and even on-site for employers. workforce

With more than 1,000 courses offered each year, programs range from three-hour workshops to nine-month apprenticeship programs. They’re taught by professionals working in the field.

The job fair is open to the public and is free. Walk-ins are welcome, or you may register online at For more information, contact Carlene Huddle, workforce and economic development coordinator, at 540-351-1045.

For more information about Workforce Solutions, call 540-868-7021, or visit


Founded in 1970, Laurel Ridge Community College is a multi-campus public institution of higher education. With three locations — Middletown, Warrenton, and Luray-Page County — the College serves eight localities in the Shenandoah Valley and northern Piedmont regions. The localities are the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren and the city of Winchester. Laurel Ridge offers more than 75 associate degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines, in addition to providing access to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs offered on site by a four-year institution. Laurel Ridge also serves the business community by offering workforce preparation programs for employees and employers. Laurel Ridge serves more than 9,000 unduplicated credit students and more than 11,000 individuals in professional development and business and industry courses annually.

Laurel Ridge Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees. Laurel Ridge Community College also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Laurel Ridge Community College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (

Laurel Ridge Community College is an equal opportunity institution providing educational and employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities. Laurel Ridge shall promote and maintain equal employment and educational opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions including lactation, age (except when age is a bona fide occupational qualification), status as a veteran, national origin, or other non-merit factors. Laurel Ridge also prohibits sexual misconduct including sexual violence or harassment. Inquiries may be directed to the Associate Vice President, Human Resources, [email protected]173 Skirmisher Lane, Middletown, VA 22645, 540-868-7226.

Laurel Ridge Community College was known as Lord Fairfax Community College until June 2022. For consistency purposes, the college will be referenced as Laurel Ridge going forward.