40+ Companies with 10,000+ Jobs Hiring Veterans, Transitioning Service Members, Military Spouses and Cleared Talent at Northern Virginia Career Fair Sept. 21-22
Fairfax County, Virginia, September 1, 2022 – In support of veterans, transitioning service members and military spouses looking to advance their careers, the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) is leading a free, two-day career fair Sept. 21-22, 2022. All backgrounds and experience levels are welcome, and attendees do not need to live in Northern Virginia to interview with participating companies. Cleared talent is also encouraged to attend this event. To register, job seekers can click here.
- In-person hiring – Wednesday, Sept. 21, 10:00 am-12:00 pm and 1:00-3:00 pm EST, at the National Museum of the United States Army, 1775 Liberty Drive Fort Belvoir, VA 22060. For parking and transit information, visit com/virtual-career-fairs/.
- Virtual hiring – Thursday, Sept. 22, 1:00-4:00 pm EST, via online meeting portal Premier Virtual. To register, visit com/virtual-career-fairs/.
During the two-day career fair, candidates will have the opportunity to network and interview with more than 40 leading companies in Northern Virginia, from Fortune 500s to government agencies and small businesses. Regional employers – including Adobe, Amazon, CACI and the FBI – are actively hiring for more than 10,000 positions across a variety of sectors including government, IT, finance, renewable energy, and healthcare. Veteran career organizations will also attend the in-person event to provide valuable resume translation guidance and military spouse career education services free of charge.
“We are grateful to our veterans and their families, and proudly support them with connections to career opportunities at mission-driven companies here in Fairfax County and Northern Virginia,” said Victor Hoskins, president and CEO of FCEDA. “For the past two years, we have hosted several successful career fairs to serve our military community, and because of that, numerous active and retired military have found the opportunity to thrive professionally and personally in the nation’s career capital, Northern Virginia.”
The September 2022 career fair is hosted in collaboration with Fairfax County Government; Fort Belvoir Transition Assistance Program; Fort Belvoir Army Community Service; Northern Virginia Regional Commission; Virginia Department of Veteran Services; Virginia Employment Commission Veterans Services; and HIRE VETS NOW. Home to nearly 80,000 veterans and their families, as well as a vibrant community of 1,968 veteran-owned firms, Northern Virginia’s Fairfax County is a choice location for both active duty and retired military to successfully transition into the civilian workforce.
As the thriving business ecosystem in Northern Virginia continues to grow, more than 17,000 technology establishments currently employ more than 274,000 people here, and the region is expected to add more than 130,000 tech jobs in the next few years. To support this growth, FCEDA and its partners have been organizing career fairs since 2020 to attract, retain and nurture talent by connecting job seekers to companies with open jobs in Northern Virginia. To date, FCEDA has hosted seven career fairs attracting nearly 5,000 attendees and resulting in more than 12,500 conversations between attending candidates and companies.
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.