Loudoun County news in brief

February 27, 2013
Leesburg Youth Career Expo to focus on entry-level jobs

Leesburg will sponsor a Youth Career Expo from noon to 3 p.m. March 16 at ProJet Aviation, at Leesburg Executive Airport, 957 Sycolin Rd. SE.

About 80 to 100 local businesses are expected to participate, and many plan to hire on the spot for permanent and summer positions, Leesburg officials said in a statement.

Town Council member Kelly Burk said in a statement that the expo “will focus on career opportunities for young people just entering the workforce.

“Recent graduates will be able to meet with a variety of local businesses that are looking for employees. There are tremendous entry-level job opportunities in Leesburg and Loudoun County, but often young people don’t know where to start. The expo will help them get their foot in the door.”

There will also be workshops offering tips on interviewing and writing résumés.

Admission is free. Those attending should wear business attire and take copies of their résumés.

Businesses interested in participating should contact Doug Parsons, Leesburg’s business development manager, at dparsons@leesburgva.gov or 703-771-6530.

Real estate assessment notices sent to homeowners

Loudoun County real estate assessment notices for 2013 taxes were scheduled to be mailed Wednesday, Commissioner of the Revenue Robert S. Wertz Jr. said in a statement.

The notices, which are not tax bills, tell property owners the value of their real property as of Jan. 1 and reflect property sales that occurred last year. The assessed value, in conjunction with the tax rate to be set by the Board of Supervisors in April, will provide the basis for real estate tax bills, which will be due June 5 and Dec. 5.

James White, deputy of the real estate division of the commissioner’s office, said sale prices of existing homes in Loudoun increased slightly on average over 2011, and commercial property values have remained stable. Townhouse and condominiums had the biggest increase in value, up 5.5 percent and 7.6 percent, respectively.

Assessment information will be available at www.loudoun.gov/cor beginning Thursday. Residents are encouraged to review their property characteristics on the county’s assessment and parcel database at www.loudoun.gov/parceldatabase to ensure the accuracy of the basis for the valuation and to see sales data for comparable properties in the neighborhood.

Property owners may request a review of the assessment. Applications for review should be filed online at www.loudoun.gov/cor by April 1.

Residents with questions for the Commissioner of the Revenue’s Office may call 703-777-0260 or e-mail realestate@loudoun.gov.

— Compiled by Caitlin Gibson

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