Department of Economic Initiatives (DEI)

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our office is open 8:30AM-4:30PM M-F

703-324-5171
TTY 711

12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 432
Fairfax, VA 22035

Rebecca Moudry,
Director

Veteran Career Fair at National Museum of the United States Army Draws 500+ Jobseekers

The career fair hosted by Fairfax County Department of Economic Initiatives, the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority and the Department of Family Services and drew more than 500 job seekers at its event on Tuesday, November 4. Sixty-six companies participated in the hybrid event which gave veterans, active-duty service members and their spouses transitioning out of the military an opportunity to interview for positions both in person and virtually across the country. Employers including Amazon, Microsoft, Verizon, Cox Communications, Inova Health System and the U.S. Department of Justice were just a few of the companies on hand to talk with interested job seekers. 250 of the attendees came in person, while 259 attended virtually. 

“The feedback from the business and veteran community has been extremely positive.  We were very excited to build on our partnership with Fort Belvoir and hold the event in the beautiful National Museum of the United States Army.  Given the success of the event we look forward to making this a yearly event,” commented Rebecca Moudry, director of the Fairfax County Department of Economic Initiatives.

 

Fairfax County Supports our Veterans!


More than 80,000 veterans call Fairfax County home. Fairfax County is committed to those who served our country and provides a myriad of support to veterans and their families. Below are a few of the ways that Fairfax County supports our veteran population:

 
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VETERANS IN NEED

  • The General District Court provides the Veterans Treatment Docket, a voluntary, court-supervised treatment program to help veterans who have been arrested and have substance use issues and/or have other diagnosed mental health conditions.
  • Every month, an estimated dozen or more veterans are identified in our county as being homeless. We work closely with our community partners including nonprofits and faith organizations to provide housing and support services.

 


 

Contact Name
Wendy Lemieux, Fairfax County Department of Economic Initiatives (DEI)
Contact Information

wendy.lemieux@fairfaxcounty.gov /703.424.1805

 

 

Did you know??

Veterans are 15.6% more likely than non-veteran job seekers to be underemployed. Hiring a veteran can lead to corporate tax benefits. Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a federal tax credit available to employers for hiring individuals from certain target groups that have consistently faced significant barriers to employment. Employers can earn up to $10,000 in federal and state tax credits. For each veteran hired, the federal government gives from $2,400 to $9,600 for the first year of employment
 

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