Governor’s initiative matches veterans with jobs in 5th ‘Honor a Hero, Hire a Vet’ employment fairs

Now in its fifth year, the “Honor a Hero, Hire a Vet” job fair is a governor’s initiative continued by Governor Jerry Brown to provide a wide range of job services in one spot for veterans, many of them recently returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. The fairs offer veterans a unique opportunity to meet with employers who have job openings and resource agencies that offer a wide range of employment services. Veterans can learn about career opportunities, education and training options, apprenticeships and other services of public and private agencies. The fair is free and open to all.
Employers attending the job fair include: Allied Barton Security Services, Anheuser Busch Inc., Express Employment Professionals, Johnson Services, Kaiser Permanente, Quest Diagnostics, Vons, Teledyne Scientific & Imaging, Quallion LLC, The Art Institutes, and CallSource. Also present will be public and private employers and representatives from state and local government agencies and private service organizations. This event is sponsored by California state agencies that offer veterans the help they need to transition from military life to civilian careers: the Labor and Workforce Development Agency, Employment Development Department, Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Industrial Relations’ Division of Apprenticeship Standards, and California Community Colleges.
The event will take place at Proud Bird Event Center, 11022 Aviation Blvd., in Los Angeles on Thursday, Nov. 8 from 10am to 3pm. For more information, call (916) 654-9029.

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