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 free virtual career fair on January 28. Hosted by the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA), this event is one of many in a series of virtual career fairs the FCEDA is sponsoring or leading.
Registration details can be found here. 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.
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. Candidates need not be currently located in Northern Virginia, and some companies are open to remote work options.
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.
"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.
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/.
"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," said Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jeffrey C. McKay.
The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority promotes Fairfax County as a business and technology center. In addition to its headquarters in Tysons, Fairfax County’s largest business district, the FCEDA maintains business investment offices in 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. Other members: 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.
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