Helping Local Businesses Add Nearly 600 Jobs

Helping Local Businesses Add Nearly 600 Jobs

During the second quarter of 2016, the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority [FCEDA] provided services and resources to 38 businesses that are adding 585 jobs in Fairfax County. Many of these businesses are in technology sectors and professional services, and five are foreign-based firms using a Fairfax County location to expand in North America.

Through the first half of the year, the FCEDA has worked with companies adding more than 2,300 jobs.

The FCEDA works with companies ranging from global technology firms to startups, many of which are minority-, woman-, or veteran-owned. In the second quarter, ServiceSource, a non-profit that provides employment and support services to residents with disabilities, announced it would add 195 jobs.

“We are proud to do business in one of the most dynamic, diverse and economically strong counties in the nation,” said ServiceSource President and CEO Janet Samuelson. “Our location also allows us close proximity to our valued federal and commercial customers.”

Among other companies displaying significant job growth in the second quarter:

  • Aerotek of Fairfax, which specializes in IT staffing, adding 70 jobs.

  • Vectrus of Reston, offering support services to government and commercial customers, adding 30 jobs.

  • 3Pillar Global of Fairfax, which develops customer-management software, adding 28 jobs.

“We are building a diversified, technology-based economy in Fairfax County, and we are proud to have employers that can take advantage of our strong economic base to provide job opportunities in a wide range of sectors and to residents of all skill-sets and abilities,” said Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D., president and CEO of the FCEDA.

The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority promotes Fairfax County as a business and technology center. The FCEDA offers site location and business development assistance, and connections with county and state government agencies, to help companies locate and expand in Fairfax County.

Click here to see a list of companies that worked with the FCEDA in April, May and June 2016 and are adding 585 jobs to the Fairfax County economy.