Job Fair at Virginia Career Works Fredericksburg Center Receives Record Turnout

September 28, 2021
Joyce Fogg

Richmond, VA—The Virginia Employment Commission (VEC) hosted a weeklong, in-person job fair at the Virginia Career Works Fredericksburg Center from September 13 to 17, 2021. The job fair recorded one of the highest levels of attendance in recent events; employers from the healthcare, food service, hospitality, government, and construction industries represented more than 110 unique job orders and over 400 positions.

“Virginians are eager to get back to work and the VEC is here to provide assistance to individuals looking for jobs and also to employers, who are increasing their workforces,” said VEC Commissioner Ellen Marie Hess. “We want to get the word out to the community that Fredericksburg is open for business.” VEC plans to host additional hiring events at the Fredericksburg Center in the future as part of the agency’s ongoing campaign to assist local job seekers and employers in their employment search.

For more information about upcoming events at the Virginia Career Works Fredericksburg Center, visit To find a Virginia Career Works location near you, visit An overview of  upcoming job fairs is listed at

About the Virginia Employment Commission

The Virginia Employment Commission, a state agency under the Secretary of Labor, is dedicated to promoting economic growth and stability by delivering and coordinating workforce services to include: policy development; job placement services; temporary income support; workforce information; and transition and training services. To accomplish this mission, the agency partners with stakeholders; develops and empowers staff; improves its processes; embraces innovative solutions and technologies; and continually renews the organization. Additional information can be found on VEC’s webpage at: