April marks an important time in the hiring season, as many companies put boots on the ground to recruit students for internships and jobs that begin in the summer. While you’re dusting off your resume and rehearsing your elevator pitch that communicates your diverse skills and experiences, this blog will guide you through some of the best job fairs happening across Virginia over the next few months.
From health care centers to jobs in the tech, trades, nursing and airport spaces, there are opportunities for everyone to explore. Before you arrive, be sure to research the list of companies attending and have a few key talking points to reference, such as a recent news story featuring the company or a skill that aligns with the criteria for the job posting.
Be sure to print out plenty of copies of your resume and show up wearing business professional attire. If you’re not sure what “business professional” entails, this article breaks it down with helpful examples.
Check out our list of career fairs happening this month, many of which can also be found online here. We suggest double checking the details before you head out in case anything changes!
Agape Home Health Care Hiring Event
Date: Monday, April 17, 2023—10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Address: 3601 Thirlane Rd. NW, Suite 2, Roanoke, Va. 24019
- Certified Nursing Assistants
- Other healthcare workers
Farmer Focus Job Fair
Date: Tuesday, April 18—10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Address: 40 W Washington St., Harrisonburg, Va. 22801 (Brick building located at the end of our team member parking lot)
- 1st & 2nd shift General Labor
- Maintenance Technician
- Quality Assurance Technician
Protos Security Hiring Event
Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2023—11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Address: 3601 Thirlane Rd. NW, Suite 2, Roanoke Va. 24019
Partnership for Petersburg Hiring Event
Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2023—10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Address: Petersburg Public Library, 201 W. Washington St., Petersburg, Va. 23803
Employers attending include:
- City of Petersburg
- Dominion Energy
- Bon Secours
- United Healthcare
- Virginia Dept. of Transportation
- Central State Hospital
- Service Center Metals
- Food Lion
- Amstead Rail
- GSA Staffing
- Sigma Foodservice
- Waffle House
- Fort Lee Exchange
Trade Team Hiring Event
Date: April 19, 2023—12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Address: Virginia Career Works Norfolk Center, 861 Glenrock Rd., Suite 114, Norfolk, Va. 23502
- Inside & Outside Machinist
- Fire Watch
- Labor Worker
- Laborers w/ Secret Clearance-Red Badge
- Marine Carpenters
- Marine Electricians
- Safety Representative
- Sheet Metal Mechanic
- Pipefitter—Silver Braze
Southwest Virginia Career Fair & Opportunity Showcase
Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2023—9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Address: Charles R. King Community Center, 724 Community College Rd., Cedar Bluff, Va. 24609
For more information: contact Jessica Dotson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Just CNA’s, Inc. Job Fair
Date: Thursday, April 20, 2023—9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Address: 5700 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach, Va. 23462
Senior Healthcare Job Fair
Date: Thursday, April 20, 2023—9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday, April 21, 2023—8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Address: Courtyard by Marriot, 5700 Greenwich Rd., Virginia Beach, Va. 23462
Winchester Job Fair
Date: Thursday, April 20, 2023—1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Address: 419 N Cameron St., 2nd Floor, Winchester, Va. 22601
- Winchester Public Schools
- RSW Regional Jail
- Aston Carter
- Hilltop Inspirit
The Dulles Airport Job & Career Fair
Date: Thursday, April 20, 2023—2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Address: Dulles International Airport, 1 Saarinen Circle, Dulles Va. 20166
- Airport operations
- Food service
Hampton Roads Transit Career Fair
Date: Friday, April 21, 2023—10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Address: Hampton Roads Transit, 509 East 18th St., Building 4, Norfolk Va. 23504
- Bus Operator Trainees
- Light Rail Operator Trainees
- Electrical & Electronic Maintenance Technician
Capital City Nurses – Open house & Job Fair
Date: Thursday, May 18, 2023—12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Address: Capital City Nurses – Sterling, 14 Pidgeon Hill Dr., Suite 310, Sterling Va. 20165
- Anyone interested in joining the healthcare field
When it comes to preparing for a job fair and hopefully a subsequent interview, you don’t have to be alone. FastForward career coaches are here to help you navigate each step of the journey. Get started today by connecting with a coach at a community college near you.