|I wanted to reach out and thank you for your interest in Monday’s federal job fair in Stafford. I know it was a long day for many and we apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced.
Through our online pre-registration process, we had planned for as many as 5,000 jobseekers to attend the job fair throughout the day. We even extended the length of the event so that it would end at 4 p.m., and not at noon as we originally had planned.
Unfortunately, we were not able to accommodate the more than 7,000 participants who ultimately turned-out on Monday. We apologize for the traffic you encountered and your extended wait in line.
For those of you who were able to leave resumes with my staff, we are sending them to the participating federal agencies. Please remember that you must be registered at USAJobs.gov to be considered for any openings and that the processing and decision times vary by agency. Interested agencies will contact you directly through USAJobs.gov.
I encourage you also to check our website, http://warner.senate.gov/jobsfair, for links to all of the participating federal agencies. Each agency has a jobs page on its website that contains much of the information that agency recruiters provided at Monday’s job fair. Later this week, we will post online video of the federal government’s training session with some helpful guidance about applying and interviewing for federal jobs.
You may be interested to know that, after returning to Capitol Hill on Monday, I spoke on the Senate floor about our job fair. I told my colleagues that the individuals who I met during my visit that morning did not care about filibusters or the partisan procedural tactics that too often dominate our discussions here in Washington. I reminded them that it is crucially important that we put partisanship aside and get serious about an effort to create more, and better, jobs.
Again, I thank you for your patience, apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced, and urge you to contact my office if you need further assistance.