VR&E hosting federal virtual career fair

VR&E Service will be hosting a federal virtual career fair for all Veteran job seekers on Friday, Nov. 19, from 12 – 3 p.m. ET.

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 from 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 who 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!

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23 Comments

  1. Sally McMullen November 24, 2021 at 5:29 pm - Reply

    Richard, I’m a Army Vet retired from the FAA. I was very satisfied with the agency.

  2. ed November 19, 2021 at 11:33 am - Reply

    Seems you already had people you wanted for these positions.. otherwise you would have gotten the word out sooner! Just my opinion…

  3. Mary November 19, 2021 at 7:38 am - Reply

    Hello Richard,
    No recruiters from the career fair will be reviewing and/or answering questions on this forum. I would recommend that you attend the career fair to see what vacancies will be available.

    • Caleb Kinsey November 26, 2021 at 12:39 am - Reply

      I’m curious. I was very interested in the vacancies of employers accepting and/or having a need for IT professionals with that A+, Net+ and Sec+ as the minimum credential. I missed the job fair, but still curious if there was any cliff notes taken by anyone. If so, reach out to me.

  4. Barry Lee Mohn November 18, 2021 at 10:05 pm - Reply

    I’m interested in The Department Of Transportation I was in compliance with Trough out My career .

  5. Selena Williams November 18, 2021 at 2:36 pm - Reply

    Disabled IT professional looking for virtual IT position with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Please acknowledge if such positions are available.

    • Mary November 19, 2021 at 7:36 am - Reply

      Hello Selena,
      Unfortunately you would have to attend the career fair to see what vacancies are available and during that time you could speak with a hiring recruiters if you have additional questions.

  6. Richard Harmon November 18, 2021 at 2:03 pm - Reply

    An ex-Navy avionics tech with 10 years Nav/Com and Radar experience. FAA if you are looking, so am I feel free to reach out.

    • Cris November 18, 2021 at 3:51 pm - Reply

      Richard, if you can, take your services elsewhere. I had the extreme misfortune of working three years for the FAA as a 2101 ATSS, and it was the worst agency I ever worked for in my 35+ years of federal service.

    • Sally McMullen November 24, 2021 at 5:28 pm - Reply

      Richard, I’m a Army Vet retired from the FAA. I was very satisfied with the agency.

  7. Tom November 18, 2021 at 10:05 am - Reply

    It is obvious that IT professionals are badly needed by the US Government, look how long it took for this to be emailed out!

  8. JKETT November 18, 2021 at 9:00 am - Reply

    If you have avionics experience in NAV/COM or Radar look at the FAA. They have positions that maintain the nations Air Traffic Control systems. The position is a ATSS-2101 Airway Transportation Systems Specialist. Good Luck!

  9. Timothy Ingle November 17, 2021 at 10:30 pm - Reply

    Looking for a Job in DFW area.
    Currently a GS-12 working at Sheppard AFB, TX

    • Mary November 19, 2021 at 7:59 am - Reply

      Hello Timothy,
      There should be lots of opportunities in your area with a variety of agencies that will be appear on the career fair.

  10. Michael Thomson November 17, 2021 at 8:30 pm - Reply

    To whom it may concern, currently in search of employment in the management field. Have over 25 years experience in owner/ operator and President of a construction / facility and landscape company in the southern United States. I am willing and able to relocate. Thank you for any consideration and feel free to reach to contact me at your time.

    • Mary November 19, 2021 at 7:40 am - Reply

      Hello Michael
      No recruiters from the career fair will be reviewing and/or answering questions on this forum. I would recommend that you attend the career fair to see what vacancies will be available.

  11. Bob Cooper November 17, 2021 at 8:19 pm - Reply

    It would be useful if available job’s location is posted.

    • Blake November 18, 2021 at 10:08 am - Reply

      I can provide you with that. Location is EVERYWHERE the US Government operates. Lots and lots of openings. That is one of the purposes of a job fair and usajobs.

  12. Kev November 17, 2021 at 6:50 pm - Reply

    These feds usually tell you to go to USAjobs anyway

    • Blake November 18, 2021 at 10:06 am - Reply

      Yes, but if they learn about you in a job fair, and are looking for your application, this can give you a leg up

    • Mary November 19, 2021 at 7:43 am - Reply

      Hello Kev
      All applications from this career fair will be pulled by HR for consideration of all hiring authorities that’s available. The last event generated a lot of direct hires. Please don’t be discouraged if you see if a USAJOBS link because 1/4 of the participates at the last event were hired through the USAJOBS advertisement and/or direct links or email applications.

      Wish you the best of luck!

  13. joan brindley November 17, 2021 at 6:04 pm - Reply

    Too bad this showed up in my inbox the evening of the 17th when it was published on the 9th.

    • Tom November 18, 2021 at 9:18 am - Reply

      Same here. Snail mail would have been faster…

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