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1,457 Jobs in Alexandria, Va

Set along the Potomac River, within eyesight of Washington D.C., is Alexandria. The city is recognized for its rich history and the beautifully preserved 18th and 19th century architecture, which gives the city a character that can’t be imitated. Alexandria has been named a Top 5 Best Small City in the US for 2020, and one of the South’s Best Cities 2020. The city was established in 1749, proving to be ever popular over 270 years later. Just less than seven miles from the nation’s capital city, Alexandria is not just an escape from the bustle of the big city but is also a fun extension of it. Keeping a modern beat, you can find cool, quirky shops and restaurants housed in historic architecture, giving the Old Town a vibrant feel.

Alexandria has a population of around 160,000. The job market in the region has grown by 2% over the past year, and is expected to grow by 41% over the next decade. The unemployment rate for the city is a healthy 1.6% below the national average. Some of the main industries in Alexandria are professional services, government services, healthcare, and hospitality.

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The government is a major employer within the Alexandria region. The City of Alexandria employs nearly 2,500 and the US Department of Defense around 11,000. While 35% of Alexandria’s population commute to the capital, Washington D.C., firms in Alexandria still employ over 90,000 people. The professional service sector contributes a lot to the city’s economy and employment. The major areas in the sector include business and finance, management, administration, sales, and legal.

Alexandria is home to a number of non-profits, trade associations, and charities, with many holding their headquarters in the city. Some of these include Catholic Charities, Global Impact, and the Salvation Army.

Alexandria is a city full of local treasures. The Old Town Farmers’ Market is the oldest market in the country held on the same site. Each week you can reconnect with the past, whilst enjoying the local produce. There are three other farmers’ and artisan markets for you to choose from, which all offer seasonal produce, breads, flowers, and more. The city offers more opportunities to enjoy locally grown, in the form of the Community Gardens. The Healthy Food Alexandria initiative allows residents to source sustainable and healthy foods, with gardening season from March to November.

The city is an active community and offers escapism within city lines. Explore over 900 acres of parks and dedicated public space. Alexandria can offer you playgrounds, tennis and basketball courts, dog parts, a marina, lakes, and big open spaces to enjoy.

There is so much to treasure in this authentic city, from the romantic gas-lit cobbled streets and vibrant dining spots, to the inviting waterfront. The colorful painted buildings and quaint architecture will keep your head turning as you walk through the cosmopolitan city.

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