My office, Fairfax County Public Schools, and Connection Newspapers, along with businesses, and community organizations including our local chambers, have hosted very successful teen job fairs and career-building workshops for the past 6 years. These events focused on students and young job seekers looking for a variety of employment opportunities; full time, after-school, seasonal positions, internship opportunities, and volunteer positions.
The fairs have provided thousands of teenagers the opportunity to get in front of employers and for our employers to find talented Fairfax County students to fill their positions. Even during the pandemic, we were able to host two virtual fairs that were very successful. Last year, with the return to in-person fairs, we had over 2,000 students and roughly 100 businesses participate.
This year, I am once again teaming up with Connection Newspapers, Fairfax County Public Schools, as well as local chambers and organizations to bring our community three Fairfax County Teen Job Fairs and Career-Building Workshops. The fairs will run on three Saturdays in March.
The fairs are open to all teens in Fairfax County looking for employment, volunteer opportunities, or tips on building their resume.
If you were unable to attend the fairs but are still interested in the positions offered there, please find the full list of 2023 Teen Job Fair participating businesses here.
2023 Fairfax County Teen Job Fair Schedule
Hosted by Supervisor Pat Herrity, Connection Newspapers, and Fairfax County Public Schools
|Saturday March 11th||Saturday March 18th|
|11 a.m. - 1 p.m. (with final workshops ending at 1:30)||1 p.m. - 3 p.m. (with final workshops ending at 3:30 p.m.)|
|West Springfield High School||South County High School|
|Hosted by Sup. Pat Herrity with cosponsors :||Hosted by Sup. Pat Herrity with cosponsors :|
|Fairfax County Public Schools||Fairfax County Public Schools|
|Connection Newspapers||Connection Newspapers|
|School Board Member Laura Jane Cohen, Springfield District||School Board Member Laura Jane Cohen, Springfield District|
|South Fairfax Chamber of Commerce||Mt. Vernon Springfield Chamber of Commerce|
|Mt. Vernon Springfield Chamber of Commerce||
South County Federation
|South Fairfax Chamber of Commerce|
|Saturday March 25th|
|1 p.m. - 3 p.m. (with final workshops ending at 3:30 p.m.)|
|Chantilly High School|
|Hosted by Sup. Pat Herrity with cosponsors:|
|Fairfax County Public Schools|
|Chantilly HS STEM Academy|
|School Board Member Laura Jane Cohen, Springfield District|
|Central Fairfax Chamber of Commerce|
Check out the recordings from the 2021 Teen Job Fair Workshops:
Resume Writing 101 Courtesy of Jennifer Rose, Central Fairfax Chamber of Commerce
How to Prepare for an Interview Courtesy of Casey Whitmarsh, State Farm/South Fairfax Chamber of Commerce