New York National Guard Host Veterans Job Fair at Latham Armory Wednesday Morning
LATHAM, NY (10/15/2013)(readMedia)-- LATHAM, -- The New York National Guard hosts a job fair for veterans, military family members and members of the National Guard and Reserve at the Latham Armory on Wednesday, October 16.
Members of the media are invited to attend the event.
WHO: Veterans, members of the National Guard and Reserves and employers ready to offer them jobs. Maj. Gen. Patrick Murphy, the Adjutant General of New York, will make remarks opening the job fair.
WHAT: 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, New York State Department of Labor, Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce, Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Employer Support of the Guard & reserve (ESGR), NBC News, the US Department of Labor Veterans Employment and Training Service (DOL VETS), US Department of Veterans Affairs, and The American Legion.
WHEN: Wednesday October 16, 2013 at 10:00AM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
WHERE: Latham Armory,330 Old Niskayuna Rd,Latham, New York 12110
Members of the press may 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 service members, 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.
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