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Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown to Attend DISA Job Fair at Fort Meade

 

Event co-sponsored by Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation expected to draw over 3,000 job seekers

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (April 15, 2010) Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown will attend on Saturday the Defense Information Systems Agency Joint Task Force-Global Network Operations (DISA/JTF-GNO) Career Expo at the Fort Meade McGill Training Center. The expo is co-sponsored by the Maryland Department of Labor Licensing and Regulation (DLLR). Organizers expect more than 3,000 job seekers to attend.

“In Maryland, BRAC means three things: Jobs. Jobs. Jobs. After four years of planning and preparing for the arrival of BRAC, it’s here,” Lt. Governor Brown said. “Because of our work and the partnerships we have forged with community and business leaders, Maryland is ready to embrace the thousands of jobs coming to the state because of BRAC. We have the best educated workforce in America and I commend DISA and the Department of Defense for providing our workers with the opportunity to compete for BRAC jobs. Governor O’Malley’s vision and leadership put us in the strong position we are in to fully realize the economic opportunity BRAC first presented when we took office.”

The expo, which runs from 10AM to 3PM on Saturday, is focused on recruiting for positions in a wide range of government occupational specialties. Employers will begin the interview process to fill positions in information technology and telecommunications and other fields, including contract management and administration position. It will also serve as a recruiting forum for DISA’s intern and student programs.

Lt. Governor Brown, who will be joined by DLLR Secretary Alexander M. Sanchez, will give brief remarks to vendors and employers before the doors open to the general public. After the doors open, Lt. Governor Brown and Secretary Sanchez will visit various vendor booths and talk with job seekers.

“The BRAC process is bringing thousands of high-paying, high-skill, sustainable career positions to Maryland like the ones DISA is planning to bring to Fort Meade,” Secretary Sanchez said.

DISA is relocating its operation to Ft. Meade to be part of the DoD’s larger combat support operation. By law, the relocation must be complete by September 2011. In all, DISA will create over 5,000 direct jobs at Fort Meade and BRAC will create as many as 60,000 direct, indirect and induced jobs across the state.

Because of security measures, media interested in attending the expo must have photo ID and RSVP no later than 4PM on Thursday, April 15 to Mike Raia. Visit the DISA website for additional information about the expo.

WHAT: Lt. Governor Anthony Brown to Attend Career Expo for Future DISA Employees
WHEN: Saturday, April 17, 2010 ? 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
WHERE: Fort Meade McGill Training Center, 8452 Zimborski Avenue, Fort Meade

Michael Raia
Press Secretary
Office of Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown
Annapolis, MD 21401
410-260-3888 (o)
443-336-3032 (c)

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