Late this summer, the first-ever Department of Homeland Security Cyber and Tech Job Fair took place in Washington, D.C. Reporting positive results, the DHS was pleased with the participation level and the number of qualified applicants.
As part of October’s National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Secretary Jeh Johnson released data from the DHS summer event. There were 14,000 applicants in total with 2,500 walk-in candidates during the event. On-site interviews took place as 842 applicants connected with potential employers. At the end of the day, over 400 prospective job offers were made to promising talent who was interested in working for DHS.
Secretary Jeh Johnson went on to thank Congress for new legal authorities in support of retention efforts and cyber recruitment. He also made note the DHS was granted the authority, by the Office of Personnel Management, to hire 1,000 cyber professionals this calendar year.
Read the full Job Fair recap from the Department of Homeland Security.
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