posted on January 10, 2012 11:53
When: Wednesday, January 18th, 2012; 8am - 7pm
Where: Washington DC Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place, NW, Washington, DC 20001
Registration for the VA Job fair/Expo is OPEN, please see the attached flyer and pre-register at: http://www.vaforvets.com/DC/
On Wednesday, January 18, 2012, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will host a special outreach event targeting Veterans in Washington DC, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware and West Virginia. The event will take place at the Washington, DC Convention Center and will include several VA organizations such as the Veterans Health Administration, Veterans Benefits Administration, and the National Cemetery Administration. Participation is expected from other federal agencies including the Department of Homeland Security, Office of Personnel Management, Department of Defense and Department of Labor services. These organizations will provide information, resources and assistance as needed for Veterans. This event will be sponsored by VA for Vets.
Event Career Fair as a Hiring Opportunity
VA for Vets is the Department of Veterans Affairs' new high-tech, high-touch platform to recruit, retain and reintegrate Veterans into the VA workforce. VA "soft launched" VA for Vets this past Veterans Day and the results have been positive, with more than 45,000 Veterans visiting the VA for Vets online Career Center since the soft launch. The Department established the Veteran Employment Services Office (VESO) within the Office of Human Resources and Administration (HRA) to oversee the VA for Vets initiative. VESO is the first office of its kind in the Federal government with a full time staff dedicated to assisting Veterans and Service members throughout the entire employment lifecycle.
VESO achieved early success by piloting VA for Vets at targeted hiring events in New Orleans, Louisiana; San Antonio, Texas; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. VA for Vets provided Veterans with comprehensive career services to equip them to best market their experience to potential employers.