December 29, 2022 E-news: New Year, New You? Find Purpose-driven Jobs in Northern Virginia + Resorces for Starting a Business in 2023

Looking for a Purpose-driven Career?

Tech and Cyber Hiring Event 2023

In recent years, talented workers across the nation have reflected on what a successful and meaningful career can look like. In support of this evolving workforce, Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) is leading a free, two-day networking and hiring event Jan. 31- Feb. 1, 2023, welcoming talent to build a purpose-driven career in Fairfax County.

“Many of us are thinking about what a truly meaningful career can be, and here in Northern Virginia we are proud to be home to employers and professions that provide that sense of purpose many of us are searching for,” said Victor Hoskins, president and CEO of FCEDA. “Cybersecurity, aerospace, IT – these industries fuel global innovation, safety, and exploration, and it all happens right here on the doorsteps of the nation’s capital. Working here you can truly help change the world.”

All backgrounds and experience levels are welcome, and attendees do not need to live in Northern Virginia to meet with participating companies. To register, job seekers can visit workinnorthernvirginia.com/career-fairs/.

In-person networking and hiring – Tuesday, Jan. 31, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. EST, at Capital One Hall, 750 Capital One Tower Rd, Tysons, VA, 22102. For transit and parking information, visit this link.

Virtual networking and hiring – Wednesday, Feb. 2, 1:00-4:00 p.m. EST, via online meeting portal Premier Virtual. To register, visit this link.

During the two-day event, candidates will have the opportunity to network with dozens of hiring organizations from Fortune 500s to government agencies and rising start-ups. Top national employers – including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), General Dynamics, Peraton, and Inova Health System– are actively hiring for thousands of positions across a variety of sectors including IT, aerospace, cybersecurity, and healthcare. To see the full list of participating companies, go to workinnorthernvirginia.com/career-fairs/. This list is updated frequently.

Everything You Need to Know to Start a Business in 2023

E-101 Jan. 10, 2023

If starting a business is on top of your list for 2023, Fairfax County Economic Development Authority is ready to assist you!

Ashley Chen, founder and CEO of Fairfax County-based ActioNet will be the featured guest speaker during FCEDA’s next Entrepreneurship 101 (E-101) workshop scheduled for January 10, 2023, in Tysons.

Click here to register for the free workshop. This in-person event will be held at the FCEDA headquarters at 8300 Boone Blvd., Tysons. 

During this interactive workshop, you will hear from Chen about her entrepreneurial journey of founding and growing ActioNet, an IT integrator that supports operational needs across the Federal Government and private sector. You will also hear from a panel of experts on registering your business, permitting requirements, business feasibility and business plan basics, business certifications, financing options and government resources. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with the presenters and FCEDA staff.

The E-101 workshops are presented by FCEDA, in partnership with the Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity (SBSD), the Community Business Partnership (CBP), the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and the Fairfax County Department of Economic Initiatives (DEI). 

FCEDA is Here to Help Your Business Thrive

Fairfax County EDA is here to connect businesses of all kinds to resources and information. For direct assistance, email the FCEDA at info@fceda.org, or call 703-790-0600 to leave a voice message for our staff. And click here for resources available in the other nine jurisdictions that make up the Northern Virginia Economic Development Alliance.