Ashby Ponds Retirement Community Continues to Contribute to the Employment Boom in Loudoun County

CNN Money lists Loudoun County as one of the top 25 places for job growth

ASHBURN, VIRGINIA - A recent report by CNN Money listed Loudoun County, Virginia as the 2nd highest location for job growth nationwide.  With the reported job growth of 75.3% from 2000-2010, the County's employment numbers are growing in large part to places like Ashby Ponds, a retirement community in Ashburn, VA, that has hired approximately 500 people since its opening in 2008.  Currently, there is a staff of about 200 people at Ashby Ponds, over 100 of which are local high school students who work at the community in dining services capacities.

Ashby Ponds will be unveiling a new residential building in early 2012 and an assisted living building about a year later, which will stimulate additional job growth at the community.  "It's an exciting time for the community as we gear up not only for additional residents, but for staff to support the operations," said Nicole Johnson, the community's Director of Human Resources.  "There has never been more opportunity with this organization." As of August 2011, Ashby Ponds is now home to almost 600 residents who live independently.  The community, which includes amenities such as a fitness center, an indoor pool, a hair salon, an on-site medical center, resident-grown garden plots, and a putting green, employs a large staff in order to keep services available and convenient for residents.  The restaurant and café at the community are largely staffed by local high school student workers, who serve the community as servers, restaurant assistants, services coaches, and utility workers, among other positions. About Ashby Ponds:  Ashby Ponds, one of 16 retirement communities managed by Erickson Living, is situated on a scenic 132-acre campus in Ashburn, Virginia (approximately 30 miles west of Washington, D.C.).  The community is home to approximately 600 residents and is filled with fascinating people and fantastic opportunities.  Life at Ashby Ponds offers a true sense of community and is an exciting alternative to the typical retirement community.  More information about Ashby Ponds can be found at:www.ericksonliving.com.