Veteran Career Fair and Expo in Washington, DC Showcases New High-Tech VA for Vets Program Supported by Serco
RESTON, Va.–January 17, 2012– The Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) hosts a major Veteran-focused career fair and exposition to provide job opportunities, employment services and information on benefits available to Veterans. The Veteran Career Fair and Expo will take place on Wednesday, January 18, 2012, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place, NW, from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Federal agencies, public and private sector organizations will be on hand to interview Veterans for over 5,000 job openings and extend tentative job offers. Veterans will be able to attend training on building resumes and interviewing and learn about small business opportunities. In addition, DVA will be showcasing its VA for Vets program which provides the most advanced online “high-tech” and “high touch” approach to recruiting, hiring, retaining, and reintegrating Veterans into civilian careers. VA for Vets includes an integrated military skills translator and career assessment tool; a resume builder to help Veterans more readily compete for open positions; and avatar-based technology that connects deployed Service Members back to VA during and after their operational missions. VA for Vets also connects Veterans and Military Service Members working at VA with coaches who provide career guidance and reintegration support. To learn more, visit www.VAforVets.VA.gov.
Serco and its partners, including Appian – the leader in Business Process Management (BPM) software – have supported the implementation of VA for Vets and provides ongoing execution services for the initiative by providing program management, IT support, website management, career center, coaching, call center, help desk, training and communications support. Kitty Nix, Program Director for Serco states, “Serco is privileged to be a part of this historic event and providing support to improving Veteran employment.”
Veterans looking to translate their military skills and create a resume in advance of the event can visit the VA for Vets career center at www.VAforVets.VA.gov. Veterans attending the Career Fair and Expo should bring proof of military service. If Veterans are unable to locate proof of service, VA staff members will be available to assist them on the day of the event. Free child care service is available. To learn more about the event, visit VAforVets.com/DC.
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