Onward New River Valley has had a busy fall representing Virginia’s New River Valley and its bevy of opportunities to local college students at three different fall career fairs.
The Virginia Tech Connection Job Fair was held in person at the Squires Student Center on September 28th and October 5, 2022, at the Uptown Christiansburg location. The Radford University Career fair was held virtually via Handshake on October 19th.
All three events were well attended and gave the Onward NRV team the opportunity to promote regional employers and current job openings through Virginia’s New River Valley Job Board.
In addition to enlightening prospective graduates about the benefits of living and working in the New River Valley, Samantha Livesay, Director of Business Engagement, and Ian Littlejohn, Marketing Manager, were able to network with many of the region’s top employers within the sectors of information technology, advanced manufacturing, food processing & agribusiness and unmanned systems.
Onward NRV regularly attends career fairs at New River Community College, Virginia Tech, and Radford University, and is committed to helping attract and retain talent in Virginia’s New River Valley.
###Virginia’s New River Valley: Virginia’s New River Valley is an eclectic mix of interconnected small towns that each offer their own unique vibe and appeal. The region provides an abundance of cultural and social offerings due to the presence of three world-class universities, while retaining the charm and benefits of small town living. The NRV is home to a diverse and innovative business community with companies that range from high-tech startups to foreign-based corporations to specialty agribusiness. These organizations benefit from the collaborative spirit of our region and a loyal, highly-skilled, and educated workforce. The scenic beauty of the region also fosters a deep connection to nature, which is deepened by access to outdoor recreation and the preservation of our natural environment. It’s clear why Virginia’s New River Valley is “A Natural Fit.”
Onward NRV: Onward NRV is a public/private, regional economic development organization whose mission is to attract and retain world class jobs, investment, and talent in Virginia’s New River Valley. It’s also a movement where leaders from business, government, and higher education work together to promote the economic vitality of the region.