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Minnesota Veterans Career Fair Set for July 9

Posted on June 18, 2014 at 9:43 AM
Tags: job search, job fair

If you are a U.S. military veteran looking for a job, mark your calendar for the Minnesota Veterans Career Fair on July 9. The event, the largest of its kind in the state, will connect military veterans who are seeking work with employers who are hiring. 

Approximately 1,000 veterans are expected and 150 exhibitors will participate. You can speak with 125 employers, 10 reps from educational institutions and 15 service providers. View the list of exhibitors.

The career fair features employers from a broad array of fields including health care, insurance, energy and transportation. Employers seek to hire workers for entry-level, professional and managerial positions. They can talk to you about current job openings and interview you at the career fair.

You can meet with representatives from both public and private colleges about training and educational options. Providers of job-related services will also discuss what help they can give and provide referrals for other types of help. In addition, suits for job interviews will be given free of charge to veterans on a first-come, first-served basis, thanks to a partnership between DEED, the event organizer, and the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans.  

Workshops about self-employment, applying for federal jobs and using social media websites for networking will also be available. 

If you wish to receive tips for improving your resume or practice interviewing for a job, see one of our HR experts at the event’s resource area. 

The career fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Earle Brown Heritage Center, 6155 Earle Brown Drive, Brooklyn Center.

Current members of the U.S. military are also welcome to attend.

For further information about the career fair, watch DEED's website for workshops to help veterans prepare for the event.

WorkForce Center locations and other employment resources for veterans   provided year-round are also available on DEED’s website. If you need accommodations to participate in this event or have questions, please contact Jennifer Pettit at 651-259-7298 or through the Minnesota Relay Service at 1-800-627-3529. All requests for accommodations must be submitted by July 1.



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