New York National Guard Host Veterans Job Fair at Latham Armory Wednesday Morning

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101 Signal Soldier speaking to employer representatives during a Hire our Heroes Job Fair the New York National Guard sponsored in Peekskill earlier this year.

LATHAM, NY (10/16/2013)(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

Coverage Opportunities.

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.

MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA SEEKING ACCESS TO THIS SECURE MILITARY FACILITY MUST CONTACT MAJOR AL PHILIPS AT 518-786-4518.