There are an estimated 77,000 military veterans who live in Fairfax County, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Their service to our nation ranges from World War II to the conflicts in today’s news. We provide and support a number of veterans services and programs.
- Veterans Preference for Fairfax County Government jobs.
- Northern Virginia Jobs 4 Veterans (J4Vets): career counseling, including training, job search assistance and small business development.
- Veterans Business Outreach Center at the Community Business Partnership in Springfield: business development and training services.
- Employing Northern Virginia Through Entrepreneurship: assistance with starting a small business.
- SkillSource one-stop employment centers: access to office equipment, workshops and job search assistance.
- Veterans Employment Initiative: matches veterans with jobs, internships, mentorships and certifications.
- The Economic Development Authority has resources to help veterans interested in becoming an entrepreneur develop a business plan. Call 703-790-0600 (TTY 711) for an appointment; ask for a SCORE counselor.
- Entrepreneurship 101: Starting a Business in Fairfax County workshops: what is needed to get a business up and running here and the resources available to help that happen.
- Service-Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises are encouraged to become a vendor to Fairfax County government and schools.
- Personal property (car) and real estate tax relief is available to disabled veterans and spouses of veterans killed in action who meet qualifications.
- 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.
The Board of Supervisors recently honored Fairfax County’s World War II veterans.