County Career Fair Nov. 5


Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 551
Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
703-324-3187, TTY 711, FAX 703-324-2010

Oct. 6, 2005

Fairfax County to Hold Career Fair on Nov. 5

“Come for a job, stay for a career.” This is the theme of Fairfax County’s Career Fair scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 5, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax.

The job fair will provide potential job seekers with information about working for Fairfax County — the types of jobs that are available, requirements for getting a job and benefit information. Attendees can learn how to find and apply for jobs using the county AIMS, or Automated Information Management System. Representatives from various county agencies also will be on hand to answer questions and talk about available jobs.

“Never before has Fairfax County offered such an extensive career fair for county agencies and schools,” said Peter Schroth, director of Fairfax County Department of Human Resources. “We have put together an event that will help job applicants see how their skills match up with the county’s workforce needs. There will be representatives from more than 20 county agencies and the Fairfax County Public Schools to further explain job needs in their areas.”

In addition to learning about working for the county and speaking firsthand with agency representatives, the event will include workshops that will explain how to apply for a county job — from developing and tailoring a resume to using the county’s automated application system. “AIMS is a convenient Internet-based system that lets people identify and apply for county jobs they are interested in and qualified for,” said Rita Kayn, manager of HR Central, the county’s customer service/application center. People who do not have a computer or Internet access will learn how they can use computer systems at public libraries or special CRiS kiosks throughout the area to access AIMS and apply for jobs.

“Fairfax County is a great place to live and work,” said Gerald E. Connolly, chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. “Our county government employees are top-notch, providing excellent services and support that our residents have come to expect and appreciate.”

Tony Griffin, county executive, agreed with Connolly, adding, “Fairfax County is continually recognized as being one of the best managed local governments in the nation because of the county workforce. Serving more than 1 million residents in one of the largest counties in the country, Fairfax County government has a variety of jobs in different fields with good benefits and an enjoyable working environment for those qualified and dedicated to outstanding public service.”

For more information on the Fairfax County Career Fair, go to the Fairfax County Web site at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/jobs/jobs.htm.

Fairfax County is an EEO employer committed to nondiscrimination and to diversity in the workplace. To request reasonable ADA accommodations, please call the Department of Human Resources at 703-324-4900, TTY 703-222-7314.

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Editor’s Note: Media interviews may be arranged with HR Director Peter Schroth and HR Central Manager Rita Kayn to talk about job opportunities in Fairfax County government. Contact the Office of Public Affairs at 703-324-3187, TTY 711, to arrange for interviews.


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