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Arlington County Holds its Largest Career Fair Yet

by ARLnow.com — October 21, 2011 at 1:40 pm 1,650 4 Comments

Arlington may have the Virginia’s lowest unemployment rate, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t residents who are still looking for jobs.

Case in point: today’s Arlington Employment Center Fall Career Fair, which has already drawn more than 700 job seekers to the employment center’s new offices at 2100 Washington Boulevard.

The career fair, which runs through 2:00 p.m., is the largest such event the county-run employment center has ever held. The center, which has mostly focused on job events featuring one or two employers, brought in nearly two dozen employers for today’s event. Among the organizations represented were Geico, the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, Virginia Hospital Center, Gaylord Hotels and Trader Joe’s.

Arlington Employment Center managers are hoping to be able to organize more job fairs like this in the future.

“Our job is to get people back to work,” said employment center director Howard Feldstein, who called today’s event “a huge success.”

  • JimPB

    Democrat candidates and office holders: Take note.

    Jobs are a concern in Arlington County.

    And even if most working age residents of ArlCo are employed,
    the jobs of some may be less in responsibility and pay than what the workers had or would have expected to have before the Wall Street rippers-rollers inflicted an economic dive on us and/or
    a significant portion of those in ArlCo who are employed likely have relatives and friends elsewhere who are unemployed, underemployed or unable to enter the work force.

    National polls show that the American people put jobs as Jobs 1.

    What’s your jobs plan? What’s the Democratic Party’s jobs plan — not for a couple hundred thousand, not even for a couple of million, but for the several tens of millions who need work, and need it now?

    • Plunkitt of Clarendon Blvd

      Yeah, but are they pro-abortion ??

      Abortion clinics provide jobs !!

      • Undereducated

        How many abortion providers practice in arlington county and will favola expand that number to live up to her campaign promises?

        • Plunkitt of Clarendon Blvd

          More than the number of remaining bookstores but fewer than the number of Starbucks ??

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