Local Job Search Resources

Job Club (targets age 50+; all ages OK)

  Virginia Employment Commission

5520 Cherokee Avenue


Alexandria, VA 22312

Sponsored by: Sr. Employment Resources

4201 John Marr Drive, Suite 236

Annandale, VA 22003-3204

 Meets 1st & 3rd Tuesdays

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

E-mail: office@seniorjobs.org

Website: http://www.seniorjobs.org/

Phone: 703-750-1936

No charge for group

Nominal charge for resume prep plus computer and other courses



The Job Group: A Career Network


Virginia Employment Commission

Suite 340

13135 Lee Jackson Hwy. (Rte. 50)

Fairfax, VA 22033

 Meets every other Monday – Call for dates.

10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon

Resource Center Conference Room

VEC Website: http://www.vaemploy.com/

Phone: 703-803-0000

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Networking Website:
To subscribe to the site, e-mail: vec_networking-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

Career Ministry

The Falls Church Episcopal Church


115 East Fairfax Street

Falls Church, VA 22046

 Meets Tuesdays – Call for start date of classes.

7:30 PM to 9:30 PM in New Fellowship Hall

E-mail: tfc@thefallschurch.org

Website: http://www.jobsministry.org/

Phone: 703-532-7600

SkillSource – Your One-Stop Job Center:

Full Service Certified SkillSource Center

SkillSource Affiliate – Lake Anne Center

SkillsSource Affiliate –  (South County)

Employment Resource Center – Government center (This office is not a SkillSource Center and does not offer training).

 Website: http://www.myskillsource.org/

Phone: 703-533-5400 (Falls Church. VA)

Phone: 703-787-4974 (Reston, VA)

Phone: 703-704-6286 (Alexandria, VA)

Phone: 703-533-5400 (Fairfax, VA)


Military Officers Association Of America


(organized and run by transitioning or retired military, but meetings are open to all.)

Check their Website under “2nd Careers” at www.moaa.org/tops

The MOAA Northern Virginia Chapter holds its monthly networking group meetings on the last Wednesday of each month, excluding November & December, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, at the historic Clark House (6332 Bancroft Mews Drive, Falls Church, VA). EVERYONE is welcome to attend these free meetings. For more details, contact Frank Wickersham at 540-351-0665 (phone) or 540-351-0775 (fax) or e-mail at latadco@aol.com.




Many counties in Virginia offer Adult Education Classes for a nominal fee for residents, and higher fees for non-residents.  Fairfax County is said to have the largest Adult Education Program.  They offer various courses to help with one’s job search.  The full catalog of courses is on their Website (below).


Fairfax County Adult Education Center

Various courses on various dates


Phone: 703-227-2200 for general information

Weather cancellation line: 703-227-2352


The Women’s Center


These centers offer several courses on employment and other courses.

133 Park Street NE; Vienna, VA 22180

1050 Connecticut Ave., 10th floor

Washington, DC 20036

Phone: 703-281-2657

Phone: 202-387-4140

Website: http://www.thewomenscenter.org/

The Five O’ Clock Club

The Five O’Clock Club is a national member organization with many local chapters.

Cost: $49 annual national membership fee plus session fees that vary by chapter.

 Local Chapter:

The Five O’Clock Club 

Harvey Kaplan, Facilitator

Rockville, MD.

Meets Tuesdays 6:30 PM – 9:30PM

E-mail: kaplan@erols.com

Phone: 301-460-1883 (Kaplan’s #)

 National organization:

National phone: 212-286-9332

Website: http://www.fiveoclockclub.com/

Information request form: www.fiveoclockclub.com/inforequest


Forty Plus


Forty Plus (age of 40+) is a national member organization with many local chapters.

 Cost: Monthly membership fees plus attendance at weekly meetings and 8 hours a week of volunteer service to Forty Plus.  Their two-week intensive training course on all aspects of the job search is in the $600 to $700 range.

Forty Plus of Washington, DC

1718 P Street, T-2

Washington, DC 20036

 Mondays 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon

E-mail: info@40plus-dc.org

Website: http://www.40plus-dc.org/

Phone: 202-387-1582




(courses with networking)

The Tower Club

8000 Towers Crescent Drive, # 1700

Vienna, VA 22182

 Check Website for dates, times, locations and costs

Website: http://www.execunet.com/

National phone: 800-637-3126

Tower Club phone: 703-761-4250

 Norton Net Talent Search LuncheonsMUST have or have had a security clearance to join

Need a sponsor to join, so network into it

Email: www.CNortonNet@aol.com


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