Department of Family Services - Employment and Training

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

703-533-5400
TTY 711

Virginia Career Works – Fairfax Annandale Center - 7611 Little River Turnpike (West Wing) Suite 300W
Annandale, VA 22003

Lisa Tatum,
Director

One-Stop Employment Resource Center Services


The Virginia Career Works – Alexandria and Annandale Centers provide employment services. Make an appointment for virtual or in-person services.

The Reston Employment Resource Center provides employment services by appointment only. Make an appointment for in-person services.

Job seekers and employers in Northern Virginia have access to a comprehensive system of employment and training services and resources delivered and coordinated through one-stop employment resource centers, locally known as Virginia Career Works Center – committed to assisting job seekers to reach their employment goals! Services are available in multiple languages.

Participate in Webinars

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  1. Choose a webinar(s) you're interested in.
  2. Register for the webinar. You will receive an email confirmation with webinar information.
    Note: This is a good time to make sure your mobile device, tablet or computer is able to access Zoom, the webinar platform that will be used.
  3. Join the webinar. On the webinar's scheduled date and time, go to the email confirmation you received and follow the instructions.

Upcoming Webinars

Making Telework Work

Widely known as telecommuting, remote working and working from home, find out if teleworking is a good option for you. Participants will examine the pros and cons and learn about what skills are needed to be successful. 

Monday, Sept. 7 at 11 a.m. – Register Now

How to Write an Effective Resume

Learn how to catch an employer's eye, be conspicuous in a crowd, and highlight your skills and accomplishments in a resume that will get you the job interview.

Monday, Sept. 13 at 11 a.m. – Register Now

Reentry 101: Employment Basics. Don't Let Your Past Impact Your Future

Do you have previous offenses that are making it hard to find a job? If you answered yes, then we can help!

Thursday, Sept. 16 at 2:30 p.m. – Register Now

The Art of Interviewing

Learn how to sharpen your job-hunting skills, use new techniques to engage an interviewer, and determine if the job is a good fit for you.

Monday, Sept. 20 at 11 a.m. – Register Now

A Brief Guide to the Federal Hiring Process (New Webinar)

Interested in getting a job with the federal government? Come learn about how to get started with USAJobs, doing a federal job search, federal hiring authorities, preparing your resume and the job application process.

Monday, Sept. 27 at 11 a.m. – Register Now

Webinar Videos

We provide a variety of employment and training services, one of which is webinars. Registering to participate in a live webinar gives you the chance to interact with the facilitator, like asking questions. However, we understand that there may be times you may not be able to participate in a live webinar. Check out these pre-recorded webinar videos.

Learn About the Virtual Services Available

The following services are being offered virtually:

  • Resume writing and interview preparation assistance.
  • Career coaching.
  • Live job seeker webinars.
  • Basic employment assessments.
  • Tools, resources, and assistance for job search, interview preparation and career advancement.
  • Access to a bank of online employment resources and education and training options.
  • Workforce information and local labor market information.

Contact a Virginia Career Works Center

Virginia Career Works – Fairfax County Centers

Call 703-533-5400, TTY 711 or Email

Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Access Employment Readiness Resources

Employment and Training offers a variety of virtual resources: tips, materials, job listings; job fairs and more.

  • Need help updating your resume or writing a cover letter?
  • Thinking about changing careers?
  • Interested in taking free training courses through LinkedIn Learning?
  • Want to practice for an upcoming job interview?
  • Having troubling knowing what to say at a job fair?
  • Struggling to use Zoom or Skype for Business?

Let us help! Learn more about Employment Readiness Resources.


Newsletter

Would you like to receive weekly information on job leads, upcoming webinars and employment events?

 

Once you subscribe, you will receive an email subscription confirmation request to verify your email address. After you respond to the confirmation, your subscription will begin.

To change your email address, unsubscribe or report a problem with an electronic mailing list, please visit Fairfax County Electronic Mailing Lists Subscription. Go to Family Services and you will find Career Resources listed.


Surveys


Are You an Employer?

The Business Services Team helps to meet the unique needs of our business customers. Be it recruitment and screening, employee development/retention, or consultative and planning services. Employers can expect a prompt response and seamless customer experience. For more information contact your local Virginia Career Works Center or Warren Smith.

Tell us about your experience participating in our virtual job fair. Take our short employer satisfaction survey.

Are You Ready to Fulfill Your Business Ownership Goals and Achieve Greater Success?

Partnering with the local business community, entrepreneurship assistance is available to those looking to start or expand their own small business. Send an email to receive more information.

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