WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Department of the Navy interviewed more than 200 job applicants last week at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C.
At the event, the Department recruited for more than 125 civilian opportunities in engineering, contracting, program management and other technical and financial areas to meet its goal to strengthen the acquisition workforce.
"The conference was a huge success, and we are excited by the number and quality of the applicants out there looking to serve our country," said Rene Thomas-Rizzo, director of Acquisition Career Management for the Department.
The hiring conference lasted two full days and applicants were limited to those with invitations.
The event was one step in the Department's efforts to strengthen its acquisition corps, which executes hundreds of programs to provide the Navy and Marine Corps' warfighting systems and technical edge in national defense.
"Retaining our technical edge in the fleet is dependent on our ability to recapitalize the science and engineering talent in our workforce," said Jim Thomsen, principal civilian deputy to the assistant secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition.
"Execution of our plan to rebuild that talent is critical."
The job seekers interviewed for positions to be located around the country, under the Naval Sea Systems, Naval Air Systems, Space and Naval Warfare and Marine Corps Systems commands.
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