On Friday, May 3, our three AmeriCorps Veterans Benefits Liaisons hosted a booth at the "Hiring Our Heroes" job fair. This job fair was for veterans seeking meaningful employment. The event was hosted at the Dow Event Center and was intended for motivated veterans who were ready to start a new chapter in their lives by seeking local employment opportunities. It was open to active duty military members, guard and reserve members, as well as military spouses. The community and veterans greatly benefited from this event as employers seemed eager to hire veterans.
In the state of Michigan there are more than 40,000 unemployed veterans and this job fair was very supportive and beneficial to those individuals who need significant employment.
Organized by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and co-sponsored locally by Midland Area, Saginaw County and Bay Area Chambers of Commerce, State of Michigan Veterans Division, Great Lakes Bay Region Michigan Works!, Michigan National Guard, the Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve (ESGR), the U.S. Department of Labor Veterans Employment and Training Service (DOL VETS), U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, The American Legion, The Dow Chemical Company, NBC News and many more local partners.