Fairfax County's Economic Development Authority (EDA) announced last week that, in the second quarter of 2013, it aided 60 businesses in adding 1,400 new jobs to the area.
More than 100 of those jobs were based in Reston, said the EDA.
According to an EDA news release, most of the 60 businesses it provided support and resources to are in the information technology and professional services sectors, and seven are foreign-based firms using a Fairfax County location to expand in North America.
“It is most impressive for so many companies in Fairfax County to be hiring at this time,” said Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D., president and CEO of the EDA. “In the midst of federal budget issues and a generally slow economy, such growth speaks to the continuing diversification of the county’s economy and its core vitality.”
The companies that added the 1,400 new jobs are spread out all over the Fairfax County geographical region.
The largest coup in new jobs came from the addition of the new Amazon Web Services headquarters in the Town of Herndon, which is looking to hire 500 new employees for its cloud-computing division.
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Some of the Reston firms with large numbers of jobs added:
Washington First Bank, 28
John Marshall Bank, 9
Internet Society, 12
For the full list of all new and expanding companies that added a portion of the 1,400 jobs last quarter, click here to visit the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority's website.