Career Fair Scheduled for April 29

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

April 10, 2006

Fairfax County Career Fair Scheduled for April 29

“Come for a job, stay for a career” is the theme of the Fairfax County Government Career Fair scheduled for Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax.

The career 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’s online  Automated Information Management System, or AIMS. Representatives from various county agencies also will be on hand to answer questions and talk about available jobs.

“This is the second career fair sponsored by Fairfax County Government, following the very successful event this past fall,” said Peter Schroth, director of the Fairfax County Department of Human Resources. “This event 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 career fair will include workshops that will explain how to apply for a county job – from developing and tailoring a resume to using AIMS. People who do not have a computer or Internet access will learn how they can use computer systems at public libraries, Access Fairfax or special CRiS kiosks throughout the county to access AIMS and apply for jobs.

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

Anthony H. 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 one 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 providing outstanding public service.”

For more information on the Fairfax County Career Fair, go to the Fairfax County Web site at or call the Department of Human Resources at 703-324-4900, TTY 703-222-7314.

Fairfax County is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to a diversified workplace. To request reasonable ADA accommodations, call the Department of Human Resources at 703-324-4900, TTY 703-222-7314.

Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all county programs, services and activities. To request this information in an alternate format, call the Office of Public Affairs at 703-324-3187, TTY 711.

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