In honor of Veterans Day, VA’s Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E) Service is excited to announce its federal virtual career fair for all Veteran job seekers will be hosted on Friday, Nov. 19, from 12 – 3 p.m. ET.
VR&E will again partner with Microsoft Corporation, as well as the Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation (CSAVR). This event is a follow-up to the first VR&E and Microsoft virtual career fair that was held on July 30. Over 6,000 Veterans and 33 employers participated in that successful event.
The upcoming federal virtual career fair will feature 30 federal agencies that are committed to hiring Veterans. Each participating agency will have multiple job openings to fill with Veterans. The primary focus of the fair is computer science, business management, management analyst, information technology (A+, Net +, security +), customer support, and software engineer positions. The job openings are nationwide.
Who is Eligible?
Any Veteran who is seeking a career in the computer science, business management, management analysis, information technology (A+, Net +, security +), customer support, or software engineering industries.
When is the Event?
The event will be on Friday, Nov. 19, from 12 to 3 p.m. ET.
How to Register?
Veteran job seekers can register online at: MSSA Virtual Hiring Fair (virtualcareerfairs.com)
How does it Work?
Agency recruiters and representatives will have information on open jobs, be available for answering questions and live chatting with job seekers. Job seeking participants can visit the virtual booths of the hiring agencies they are interested in speaking with. Job seekers can also visit as many or as few booths as they like. Agency representatives can continue conversations with job seekers even after the job fair is over, as the virtual career fair’s connection and features will remain open all day.
What to Expect?
The virtual career fair will look very similar to a real-life, in-person career fair. Veteran job seekers can register and log in at the time of the event. They will enter a virtual hallway to see each agency’s booth. Job seeking participants enter a booth where they meet one of the agency’s representatives. Once in the booth, participants can check out the agency’s FAQs, apply to job vacancies, and post general questions in a group chat or directly message the employer.
Which Federal Agencies are Participating?
Participating agencies include:
- National Park Service
- National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
- US Department of State
- Environmental Protection Agency
- National Credit Union Administration
- National Aeronautics and Space Administration
- US Department of Health and Human Services
- US Department of Homeland Security
- Social Security Administration
- US Department of Labor
- Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
- Defense Contract Management Agency
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
- Internal Revenue Service
- Veterans Health Administration
- US Department of Transportation
- US Department of Agriculture
- US Agency for International Development
- Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services
- Defense Commissary Agency
And many more!