New York National Guard Host Veterans Job Fair at Farmingdale Reserve Center Wednesday Morning

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Soldiers speaking to employer representatives during a Hire our Heroes Job Fair the New York National Guard sponsored in Rochester earlier this year.

FARMINGDALE, NY (08/13/2013)(readMedia)-- The New York National Guard hosts a job fair for veterans, military family members and members of the National Guard and Reserve at the Farmingdale Armed Forces Reserve Center on Wednesday, August 14.

Members of the media are invited to attend the event.


Veterans, members of the National Guard and Reserves and employers ready to offer them jobs.  Maj. Gen. Patrick Murphy, the New York National Guard Adjutant General will make remarks opening the job fair.


Job Fair designed to allow National Guard Soldiers and Airmen, military Reserve members, Active Duty service members, veterans and military spouses to submit applications to prospective employers and also learn how to use job-hunting tools.  The event is co-sponsored by the New York National Guard, University of Phoenix, the Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce, New York State Department of Labor, Suffolk County Veterans Service Agency, the New York Committee for Employer Support of the Guard & reserve (ESGR), the US Department of Labor Veterans Employment and Training Service (DOL VETS), US Department of Veterans Affairs, and The American Legion.

WHEN: Wednesday August 14, 2013 at 10:00AM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
WHERE: Farmingdale Armed Forces Reserve Center
25 Baiting Place Road
Farmingdale, New York 11735

Coverage Opportunities:

Interview Soldiers, veterans, employers, New York National Guard Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Patrick Murphy.  Retired Army Command Sergeants Major john Willsey and Robert Van Pelt are available to speak with reporters about the Hire Our Heroes Job Fair effort as well as the New York National Guard's work to get Guardsmen hired.


Hiring Our Heroes, a program of the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation, was launched in March 2011 as a nationwide initiative to help veterans, transitioning servicemembers, and military spouses find meaningful employment. Hiring Our Heroes has hosted more than 500 hiring fairs in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia. Each employer participating must have at least five job openings. available.