Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, Hewlett Packard Enterprise among 27 companies hiring at January 28 Cyber & Cloud Virtual Career Fair
Amazon Web Services, Microsoft and Hewlett Packard Enterprise are among 27 companies in Northern Virginia seeking to hire for thousands of open positions in the IT, cyber and cloud industries during a virtual career fair on January 28. Hosted by the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA), this event is one of many in an ongoing series of virtual career fairs the FCEDA is sponsoring or leading in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Registration details can be found here.
Participation in the FCEDA Cyber & Cloud Virtual Career Fair is free of charge and open to technology professionals of all experience levels looking to connect with top tech companies in Northern Virginia. Job seekers with security clearances are in demand and encouraged to attend, though it is not a required qualification.
Participating employers range from small firms to Fortune 500 giants, including minority-owned, women-owned and veteran-owned companies. In addition to Amazon Web Services, Microsoft and Hewlett Packard Enterprise, participants include ActioNet, Altamira, Appian, BAE Systems, CALIBRE, CirrusLabs, Constellation West, DocuSign, Easy Dynamics, FireEye, Hexaware, HumanTouch, ICF, ID.me, Kreative Technologies, Leidos, ManTech, NetApp, NTT DATA, Nutanix, Randstad, Ridgeline International, Splunk and Triumph Enterprises. What this diverse array of companies has in common is their commitment to innovation: they are creating unique tech solutions for the tech challenges of tomorrow, all while ensuring the best work environments for the tech workers of today – benefits range from unlimited PTO and stock option plans to tuition reimbursement and professional development.
During the event, participants will be able to browse companies in a virtual lobby, enter companies’ booths, view open positions, engage in video conferencing and chat with HR representatives in real-time – all from the comfort of their homes. Candidates need not be currently located in Northern Virginia, and some companies are open to remote work options.
“Our region is a top cyber and cloud hub and there has never been a better time to land a job in this industry because of the thousands of open jobs here,” said Victor Hoskins, president and CEO of the FCEDA. “We are proud to be working with such a diverse group of companies that are letting us help them cast a wide net to find the right talent to fill these jobs and keep our networks, businesses, agencies and people secure.”
More than 86,000 open jobs in Northern Virginia, about half in technology fields, are posted at www.workinnorthernvirginia.com. The Washington, D.C., area is projected to add more than 130,000 tech jobs within the next five years, outranking cities such as San Francisco and Austin. Fairfax County alone boasts 8,900 technology establishments and more than 50 Cybersecurity 500 firms.
“Cloud and cyber companies are an important and growing facet of the Fairfax County tech economy,” said Jeffrey C. McKay, chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. “I am delighted to see the talent initiative that the Board of Supervisors funded helping residents find jobs and emphasizing the importance of these sectors to Fairfax.”
The virtual career fair series is the latest FCEDA response to the COVID-19 crisis to connect job seekers with companies that are hiring now. The first three virtual career fairs collectively attracted over 2,100 attendees and resulted in 3,100 completed conversations between job seekers and hiring reps from a wide range of employers, from small firms to Fortune 500 companies. The virtual career fair is part of an FCEDA talent initiative funded by Fairfax County to attract, retain, grow and retrain workers. More information can be found at www.workinnorthernvirginia.com/virtual-career-fairs/.
These virtual career fairs are just one way that the FCEDA is aggressively marketing the region’s companies to top talent locally and across the nation. If you are an employer that would like to promote your job openings, visit the Employer Resources page for more information or contact Mike Batt, the FCEDA director of talent initiative programs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority
The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority promotes Fairfax County as a business and technology center. The FCEDA offers site location and business development assistance, and connections with county and state government agencies, to help companies locate and expand in Fairfax County. In addition to its headquarters in Tysons, Fairfax County’s largest business district, the FCEDA maintains business investment offices in six important global business centers: Bangalore/Mumbai, Berlin, London, Los Angeles, Seoul and Tel Aviv. Follow the FCEDA on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.
The FCEDA is a member of the Northern Virginia Economic Development Alliance, which promotes and markets Northern Virginia outside the region and conducts activities and events to build the regional business community. Other members of NOVA EDA are the Alexandria Economic Development Partnership, Arlington County, City of Fairfax, City of Falls Church, Fauquier County, Loudoun County, City of Manassas, City of Manassas Park and the Prince William County Department of Economic Development.
January 13, 2021
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