Where Heroes Call Home
Long retired veterans, transitioning service members, and those currently serving will find support and community right outside the nation’s capital.
Northern Virginia has a dedicated connection to the military. With 27 bases located throughout the state, 1,968 veteran-owned firms in Fairfax County alone, and the highest density of military vanity license plates in the country, a vet should never be lonely.
Support services such as the Virginia Transition Assistance Program (VTAP) and Boots to Suits are here to help, and many employers located in the region are passionate about hiring veterans. Whether your goal is to find a job, upskill your resume, or find a supportive home for your family, Northern Virginia welcomes you.
Veterans Live in the Washington DC Metropolitan Area(U.S. Census 2019 ACS)
Largest Metro Area for Veterans(U.S. Census 2019 ACS)
Employers of Veterans Have Operations in Fairfax County(Military.com)
Onwards to Opportunity – a free career training program that provides professional certification and employee support services to transitioning service members, veterans and military spouses.
HIRE VETS NOW – a statewide initiative bringing together transitioning service members, veterans and dedicated businesses to share in camaraderie, professional development and career networking.
Boots to Suits – The program provides veterans with two complimentary career outfits, enabling them to look and feel their best for job interviews and non-military work environments.
NVTC Veterans Employment Initiative – Access jobs and career resources to help you accomplish a successful transition to a civilian career.
Educational and Career Counseling – free educational and career guidance, planning, and resources to Veterans and their dependents who are eligible for a VA education benefit.
Virginia Values Veterans – The V3 Program helps employers develop and implement long-term strategies and nationally recognized best practices in recruiting, hiring, and retaining Veterans.
Veteran Opportunity Report – The Veteran Opportunity Report, powered by LinkedIn data and insights, explores the current state of veteran employment and how challenging it can be for veterans to face the realities of not doing work that makes full use of their skills and abilities.
Employer Guide to Hiring Veterans – This guide, created by the Department of Labor, seeks to provide accurate information about service member and veteran demographics; share federal, state and other resources for employers to facilitate veteran employment; and make recommendations on how to attract, train, and retain veterans.
Fellows in Technology Program
Freddie Mac is looking for experienced, passionate and highly motivated professionals with a desire to transition or return to a career in technology to join their Fellows in Technology Program (FinTEC). As a FinTEC Program Fellow, you will learn new skills through a Freddie Mac sponsored technology immersion and a guided period of exploration of roles within your focus area. Learn about the three different programs below!
End-user Technology – Do you enjoy helping others get to a solution quickly? Are you the go-to resource any time a family member or friend has a technology question with their laptops, smartphones, or tablets? If this sounds like you, click the link to learn more and apply.
Cyber Security – Do you have an eye for detail and can identify when something can go wrong? Do you enjoy keeping things secure? If this sounds like you, click the link to learn more and apply.
Infrastructure – Do you love a good puzzle and have a knack for solving problems? Do you enjoy matching patterns and can tell when something just is not right? If this sounds like you, click the link to learn more and apply.
Cost of Living Calculator
As one of the best places to live near DC, Northern Virginia’s surplus of amenities and ease of access offer high value at a lower cost of living than major metros across the nation.
Find Your Community
Ready to make your move to Northern Virginia but not sure which community is right for you? Take our quiz to help you decide which neighborhood is best for you and your family.
Are you a veteran or cleared security, defense or intelligence professional? Northern Virginia is the best place in the country to grow your career. Browse clearance jobs below.