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Mayor Bowser Encourages Residents to Register for DC Government’s Largest Ever Virtual Hiring Fair

Wednesday, March 9, 2022
The Mayor Continues #FairShotJobs Week, Highlighting Employment Programs and Career Opportunities at DC Government

(Washington, DC) Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser and the DC Department of Human Resources (DCHR) are encouraging residents to register for the District’s largest ever virtual hiring fair, “New Year, New Career.” The hiring fair will take place over two days, on Wednesday, March 16 and Thursday, March 17, from 10 am to 6 pm each day.

“We want people who love DC and live in DC to come work for DC,” said Mayor Bowser. “We have positions available across District agencies, at every level, and we know that there are people in our community who need a job – or who are looking for a new job – and we want them to know that DC Government is a fantastic place to work and we want them to register for this job fair.”

Each day of the fair, job seekers can chat with hiring managers from across District government and qualified applicants may have an opportunity to interview via video chat or phone call.

The following District agencies may make on-the-spot job offers the day of or within 30 days following the event pending any necessary extensions due to suitability, for over 500+ vacancies in a number of industries to include IT development, insurance and banking, social work, public safety, health, education, legal, contracting, and construction: 

  • DC Department of Housing and Community Development 
  • DC Department of Health 
  • DC Child and Family Services
  • DC Public Library 
  • Office of State Superintendent of Education 
  • Office of Contracting and Procurement 
  • Office of Inspector General 
  • DC Department of Human Services
  • Office of Unified Communications 
  • Office of the Chief Technology Officer
  • DC Department of Regulatory Affairs
  • DC Department of Transportation 
  • DC Department of Energy and Environment 
  • Office of Human Rights 
  • DC Department of Employment Services
  • DC Department of Corrections
  • DC Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services
  • DC Public Schools
  • DC Department of General Services
  • Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia 
  • DC Department of Insurance, Securities, and Banking 
  • DC Department of For-Hire Vehicles
  • DC Department of Human Resources

Applicants will also have the option of claiming additional preference if they are:

  1. A District resident; Anyone claiming District residency preference at the time of application should be prepared to provide a government-issued form of identification and proof of voter registration.
  2. A veteran (and/or has disabilities from military service); Applicants claiming veteran’s preference should be prepared to provide a copy of their DD-214.
  3. 18 to 21 years of age and is currently or was a Child and Family Services (CFSA) foster care recipient within the last five years. Applicants claiming a foster care preference will need a letter or other documentation from CFSA or the Family Court of D.C. Superior Court showing that they are currently in foster care or showing the date they left court supervision.

The event is free and registration is required. Interested participants may register for Day 1 of the virtual fair here and register for Day 2 of the virtual fair here


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