Tomorrow, President Obama will be signing a $16.3 billion bill to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs during a visit to Fort Belvoir, VA. The bill will expand health care for veterans and is hoped to be the first step towards fixing problems such as lengthy wait times, by allowing veterans living more than 40 miles from a VA health facility (or cannot get an appointment within 30 days of request) to seek outside medical care. But is it enough?
If you’re looking for a new career path in the DMV, you need to branch out. Career Fairs aren’t just for college students–check out these events to see what’s available. And don’t forget to read our post about interviewing tips.
The Washington Post Career Fair (Engineering and Technology): This event is open to anyone regardless of security clearance, but does have a separate pavillion specifically for different levels of clearance. It will be held on July 15th in the Washington Post building.
The Washington Post Career Fair (Nursing, Therapy, and Allied Health): It’s recommended that you have experience in the given fields, and the event is open for all levels of experience. It will be held on July 16th in the Washington Post Building.
Diversity Job Fair: On July 17th, Diversity Job Fairs will be hosting an event at the Double Tree Hilton in Baltimore. Baltimore City Police Department, the Maryland Department of Transportation, and MassMutual are just a few of the companies that will be attending.
Andrews Air Force Job Fair: If you or a member of your family are in the air force, then check out the job fair on Andrews Air Force Base on July 17th. Companies registered for the event include Allstate Insurance, Stratford and Strayer University, Lockheed Martin, the U.S. Park Police, and many more.
CYBER Security Hiring Event: This event is only for people who have security clearances. On July 31st, there will be a hiring event that is great for veterans, and will be held at the Westin Baltimore Washington Airport.
Columbia Career Fair: On July 24th, United Career Fairs will be hosting a career fair at the Sheraton in Columbia. Hiring managers will be looking to fill positions in sales.
Baltimore Job Fair: On August 5th, the Baltimore Job Fair will held in the Best Western Plus Hotel. The event is sponsored by Enterprise Rent-a-Car and Paypal, and is open to the public.
National DC Career Fair: Meet hiring managers face to face on July 22nd, in Arlington, VA. Remember to dress well and bring plenty of resumes to hand out. Register now and allow employers to see your resume ahead of time.
Virginia Peninsula Military Job Fair: Hosted on July 17th at the Hampton Roads Convention Center, this event is free for all military veterans and dependents, has over 70 employers registered, and will also be hosting seminars.
Military Job Fair: This event is open to all transitioning military, veterans and military family members at no cost, on July 23rd, in Norfolk. The event will have over 40 military-friendly employers.