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NASW offering third virtual career fair

February 9 event will give employers access to top talent in the social work profession

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is hosting a 2017 Virtual Career Fair on February 9 from noon to 4 p.m. (ET) that will give employers access to a pool of talented social work professionals around the nation who are ready to take positions in health care, mental health care, the military, schools and other sectors.

This will be the third time NASW has hosted a Virtual Career Fair. Demand for the event from both employers and potential employees has been high.

“Social work is one of the fastest growing professions in the United States and the need for social workers is acute in some areas,” said NASW Director of Professional and Workforce Development Raffaele Vittelli. “This year’s Virtual Career Fair offers the use of technology to provide employers more ease and flexibility in connecting to the top talent within NASW and the social work profession.”

Employers can go to for registration information. Employers who register to take part in the Virtual Career Fair will receive a fully customized employer booth complete with their logo, images, open positions, videos and other information as well as job postings packages and discounts in the NASW JobLink. Job seekers can register for free at to have access to employers across the nation.

Depending upon the booth level, employers can receive up to five recruiter positions. Recruiters can connect directly to job seekers through one on one instant messaging chats and video chats via Skype that employers can use to discuss career opportunities, determine if the candidate is a good match for the positions, and accept applications from job seekers.

“Employers can use the Virtual Career Fair to discuss career growth at their organizations, quickly fill open positions, or enhance their brand by giving candidates access to their company,” Vittelli said.

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The National Association of Social Workers (NASW), in Washington, DC, is the largest membership organization of professional social workers with more than 125,000 members. It promotes, develops, and protects the practice of social work and social workers. NASW also seeks to enhance the well-being of individuals, families, and communities through its advocacy.