Fairfax, Virginia

Virginia sees Q2 tech job growth amid COVID-19, fueled by Fairfax County; state shines in business climate rankings

Friday, July 31, 2020 - 10:05pm

Three Virginia-based employers named in the Dice report General Dynamics, Leidos and Booz Allen Hamilton are all headquartered in Fairfax County.

Key Points: 
  • Three Virginia-based employers named in the Dice report General Dynamics, Leidos and Booz Allen Hamilton are all headquartered in Fairfax County.
  • In terms of year-over-year changes, Virginia was the only state in Dices top four list to report an increase in quarterly job postings.
  • In comparison, Dice reported declines in California, Texas and New York job postings of 28 percent, 2 percent and 34 percent, respectively.
  • During 2019 and 2020, name-brand tech companies have chosen Fairfax County and Northern Virginia to expand their footprint: Microsoft, Amazon Web Services, Google and Facebook all made location decisions in Fairfax County since Q2 2019.

WidePoint Awarded New Contract for TEM Services from the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority

Monday, July 20, 2020 - 2:00pm

FAIRFAX, Va., July 20, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- WidePoint Corporation (NYSE American: WYY ), the leading provider of Trusted Mobility Management (TM2) specializing in Telecommunications Lifecycle Management, Identity Management and Digital Billing & Analytics solutions, today reported that the company secured a new contract from the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (Virginia ABC) to provide the agency with Telecom Expense Management (TEM) services.

Key Points: 
  • FAIRFAX, Va., July 20, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- WidePoint Corporation (NYSE American: WYY ), the leading provider of Trusted Mobility Management (TM2) specializing in Telecommunications Lifecycle Management, Identity Management and Digital Billing & Analytics solutions, today reported that the company secured a new contract from the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (Virginia ABC) to provide the agency with Telecom Expense Management (TEM) services.
  • The contract term is for one year, contains four additional one-year renewal periods, and has a total contract value of approximately $1.2 million.
  • Virginia ABC and its nearly 4,000 employees serve the Commonwealth of Virginia as an independent political subdivision.
  • Virginia ABC is one of 11 public safety agencies working with the Secretariat of Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Fairfax Announces Conference Call

Friday, July 17, 2020 - 10:03pm

The call, consisting of a presentation by the company followed by a question period, may be accessed at (888) 390-0867 (Canada and U.S.) or 1 (212) 547-0141 (International) with the passcode FAIRFAX.

Key Points: 
  • The call, consisting of a presentation by the company followed by a question period, may be accessed at (888) 390-0867 (Canada and U.S.) or 1 (212) 547-0141 (International) with the passcode FAIRFAX.
  • A replay of the call will be available from shortly after the termination of the call until 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, August 14, 2020.
  • The replay may be accessed at (800) 568-5428 (Canada and U.S.) or 1 (402) 344-6795 (International).
  • Fairfax is a holding company which, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in property and casualty insurance and reinsurance and the associated investment management.

Dewberry Welcomes Robert Victor As New Head Of mid-Atlantic Operations

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 12:31pm

FAIRFAX, Va., July 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, has announced that Robert Victor, PE, F.ASCE, has joined the firm as an operating unit manager to lead its mid-Atlantic engineering operations, based in Fairfax, Virginia.

Key Points: 
  • FAIRFAX, Va., July 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, has announced that Robert Victor, PE, F.ASCE, has joined the firm as an operating unit manager to lead its mid-Atlantic engineering operations, based in Fairfax, Virginia.
  • As the new operating unit manager for Dewberry's mid-Atlantic region, Victor will oversee a staff of more than 350 employees across 11 offices.
  • "We are thrilled to welcome Robert to Dewberry," says Dewberry President Darren Conner, PE.
  • Established in 1956, Dewberry is headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, with more than 50 locations and 2,000+ professionals nationwide.

FCEDA Partners With Nonprofit Organizations Providing Free Legal Help to Small Businesses During Pandemic

Monday, July 6, 2020 - 3:00pm

Consisting of a network of trusted top-tier law firms, corporations and other legal-service providers, the Collaborative provides a highly coordinated, emergency response to help small businesses and nonprofit organizations survive the economic impact of COVID-19.

Key Points: 
  • Consisting of a network of trusted top-tier law firms, corporations and other legal-service providers, the Collaborative provides a highly coordinated, emergency response to help small businesses and nonprofit organizations survive the economic impact of COVID-19.
  • Any small business owner can complete this form to request a COVID-19 consultation with a volunteer attorney or financial professional.
  • The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority is delighted to partner in this initiative, said FCEDA President and CEO Victor Hoskins.
  • The initiative dovetails with programs that Fairfax County has instituted, such as the Small Business Microloan Fund and the Fairfax RISE small business and nonprofit relief grant fund, to help businesses bridge the economic crisis caused by the pandemic.

15 Hiring Companies Headline July 14 Fairfax County EDA Virtual Career Fair for Tech Professionals

Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 6:51pm

Microsoft, Amazon Web Services and 13 other leading tech companies in Northern Virginia are bringing recruiters to a virtual career fair that the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority is presenting July 14 to help mid-career tech professionals find jobs.

Key Points: 
  • Microsoft, Amazon Web Services and 13 other leading tech companies in Northern Virginia are bringing recruiters to a virtual career fair that the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority is presenting July 14 to help mid-career tech professionals find jobs.
  • The Tech Virtual Career Fair is the latest FCEDA response to the COVID-19 crisis by connecting job-seekers with companies that are hiring now.
  • The Tech Virtual Career Fair is the second online hiring event presented by the FCEDA.
  • The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority promotes Fairfax County as a business and technology center.

Fairfax County Clicks With Microsoft: Company to Create 1,500 New Jobs, Invest $64 Million to Establish Software Development and Regional R&D Hub

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 3:21pm

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Microsoft Corp. , a worldwide leader in software, services, devices, and solutions, will invest $64 million to establish a new software development and R&D regional hub in Fairfax County, which will create 1,500 new jobs.

Key Points: 
  • Virginia Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Microsoft Corp. , a worldwide leader in software, services, devices, and solutions, will invest $64 million to establish a new software development and R&D regional hub in Fairfax County, which will create 1,500 new jobs.
  • Microsoft, headquartered in Redmond, Wash., and with 156,000 employees worldwide, has had a presence in Reston since 2002.
  • Fairfax County Executive Bryan Hill thanked Microsoft for its vote of confidence in Fairfax County.
  • The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority promotes Fairfax County as a business and technology center.

Fairfax County EDA to Present May 28 Virtual Career Fair to Connect College Grads With Northern Virginia Companies Hiring Amid Pandemic

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 7:06pm

As a response to the COVID-19 crisis, the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) is actively connecting jobseekers with hiring companies in Northern Virginia by presenting virtual career fairs.

Key Points: 
  • As a response to the COVID-19 crisis, the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) is actively connecting jobseekers with hiring companies in Northern Virginia by presenting virtual career fairs.
  • The first virtual career fair will take place on May 28, 2020, from 1-4 p.m. Eastern Time, for enrolled college students and recent college graduates.
  • At least 11 employers will participate in the New-Grad Virtual Career Fair including Northrop Grumman, NTT Data Federal, Boost LLC, Strategy and Management Services (SAMS) and Sparksoft.
  • The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority promotes Fairfax County as a business and technology center.

Fairfax County Is Home to 11 Fortune 500 Headquarters for First Time; SAIC Is Newest Local Entry

Monday, May 18, 2020 - 7:30pm

Fairfax County has more Fortune 500 headquarters than 35 states and the District of Columbia, and is home to nearly two-thirds of the 17 companies based in the Washington, D.C., region.

Key Points: 
  • Fairfax County has more Fortune 500 headquarters than 35 states and the District of Columbia, and is home to nearly two-thirds of the 17 companies based in the Washington, D.C., region.
  • The others are in Arlington County, Va. (1), Washington, D.C. (2) and Montgomery County, Md.
  • Other interesting information from the 2020 Fortune 500:
    11 of the 22 Virginia Fortune 500 companies have headquarters in Fairfax County, including the four largest Virginia companies.
  • The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority promotes Fairfax County as a business and technology center.

Fairfax County and Northern Virginia companies dominate Virginia Chamber’s “Fantastic 50” list of fast-growing firms

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 7:44pm

Eighteen Fairfax County companies made the new Virginia Chamber of Commerce rankings of the 50 fastest-growing companies in Virginia.

Key Points: 
  • Eighteen Fairfax County companies made the new Virginia Chamber of Commerce rankings of the 50 fastest-growing companies in Virginia.
  • In addition, 18 firms from jurisdictions in the Northern Virginia Economic Development Alliance are on the Fantastic 50 list, meaning nearly three-quarters of the ranked businesses hail from Northern Virginia.
  • The 18 Fairfax County companies employ more than 2,800 people and account for 40 percent of all jobs in Virginias fastest-growing companies.
  • Here are the Fairfax County companies on the 2020 Fantastic 50 list: