More than 800 community members attended a recent job fair held at the Augusta VA Health Care System’s uptown campus.

Eager applicants received job offers throughout the day, filling old vacancies as well as making room for new ones. The massive hiring effort resulted in nearly 200 same-day job offers.

“We were excited to see the amount of nurse practitioners and laborers with specialized skills apply,” said Tom Mathews, who served as project manager for the event.

Over 800 attended job fair at Augusta VA

Over 800 attended job fair at Augusta VA

Augusta VA filled positions across several services, including medical support assistants, program support clerks, nursing assistants, and housekeeping aid positions.

191 applicants offered jobs

“This is the first job fair of its kind at our VA,” said Dr. Robin Jackson, medical center director. “We incorporated as many human resource functions as possible during the event to increase efficiency and access opportunities while folks were on site.”

To date, the medical center had made 191 job offers, completed 51 physical examinations, fingerprinted 78 applicants, and enrolled another 58 for background checks and counting.

Augusta VA Health Care System employs many Veterans, with over a third of its workforce having served in the Armed Forces.

“I am proud of the team of employees, volunteers and community members who supported this event,” Jackson said. “The results speak for themselves, but I want to thank the community for their engagement and willingness to serve the heroes among us, our nation’s Veterans.”

Career opportunities

If you or someone you know is interested in joining VA in caring for Veterans, please see the hundreds of career opportunities in Augusta and across the nation at www.USAJobs.gov.

Hundreds of applicants arrived at the first ever full-scale job fair held at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta, Georgia, July 16, 2022. Augusta VA Health Care System employs about 2,700 employees who serve more than 50,000 Veteran patients each year in Georgia and South Carolina. In addition to the Medical Center’s two campuses in Augusta, Charlie Norwood VA operates three outpatient clinics in Aiken, South Carolina, and Athens and Statesboro, Georgia.

By Megan Kon

Public affairs specialist, Augusta VA Health Care System

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Published on Aug. 15, 2022

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