(Bel Air, MD – February 7, 2009) – – Susquehanna Workforce Network, the Harford County Office of Economic Development and Harford Community College joined forces with Team C4ISR and Aberdeen Proving Ground officials on Saturday, February 7 to host the second BRAC Job Fair for the incoming government positions slated to move to APG this summer.
Based on pre- registration data of over 3,500 job seeks, the job fair attracted the targeted applicant pool interested in applying for positions being moved from Ft. Monmouth to Aberdeen Proving Ground. These positions included Engineers, Program Analysts, Program Managers, Computer Scientists, Contract Specialists, Logistics Managers, Management and Budget Analysts, Operational Research Analysts and Accountants. Ft. Monmouth is one of several federal installations having positions being relocated to APG as a result of the Base Realignment and Closure 2005 decision.
Descriptions on the Ft. Monmouth agencies, as well as a limited number of Aberdeen Proving Ground’s current tenants hiring at Aberdeen Proving Ground, were provided to job seekers. A general overview on applying for federal positions was provided during the Introduction Session. During the event, several Information Sessions were held by CERDEC, CECOM, Logistics Readiness Center, Software Engineering Center and the Program Executive Office for Command, Control and Communications – Tactical. After meeting with individual agencies, applicants were guided by a “Resumix Team” to assist job seekers in filing for these federal positions.
Harford County Executive David Craig who attended the job fair commented, “The job fair exceeded our expectations. We are very much encouraged by the turnout and the number of businesses and positions that are available to our workforce.”
Bruce England, Executive Director for the Susquehanna Workforce Network said, “The considerable job seeker turnout for these skilled positions is indicative that this region’s laborshed area possesses the interests and skill levels required to meet the workforce demands related to BRAC.”
Army Team C4ISR at Ft. Monmouth will have a future need for candidates in engineering, acquisition, logistics, human resources, management planning, intelligence and security specialists, program analysts, financial managers, budget analysts and operation research analysts among other positions. There will be future events to fill positions in all of these skills as these positions move to APG.
County, state and regional officials continue to work alongside Aberdeen Proving Ground on relocation activities with Ft. Monmouth and other incoming Army organizations.
Additional information on obtaining a federal job or other positions can be obtained by visiting one of the three Susquehanna Workforce Centers in the region or their website: www.swnetwork.org