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Posted on: July 8, 2019

HIRING AND RESOURCE FAIR FOR LOCAL VETERANS - UPDATED INFORMATION

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Sabrina Bonnette, Sabrina.bonnette@ded.mo.gov, 417-841-3353 Local Veteran Employment Representative or Katherine Trombetta, ktrombetta@springfieldmo.gov, 417-841-3389 or 417-880-6306


HIRING AND RESOURCE FAIR FOR LOCAL VETERANS

The Missouri Job Center and American Legion Post 639 are joining forces to host a Hiring and Resource Fair to provide employer engagement opportunities and access to local resources for veterans and their families. The Post-Independence Day Veterans Hiring and Resource Fair is Thursday, July 11, from 2 to 6 pm at the American Legion Post 639, 2660 S. Scenic in Springfield. The free event is open to all veterans, transitioning service members, reserves, National Guard, and military spouses as well as the general public. Springfield City Bus 9 Fort Yellow stops at Scenic and Battlefield.

“At this Post-Independence Day Veteran Hiring and Resource Fair, we will have 25+ employers from a variety of industries specifically seeking the inherent value which veterans bring to the table. Leadership, teamwork, and a disciplined work ethic are all skills veterans possess as a result of their service.” said Sabrina Bonnette, Local Veterans Employment Representative.  

“There will be several service providers on hand to help veterans, retirees, and veteran spouses with housing, education, career planning, and supplemental assistance. It is an avenue to learn how to access earned benefits, gain helpful insights on navigating the civilian employment world, and find an outlet of support from other military members,” said Bonnette who is a U.S. Navy Chief, Retired.

Participating employers include several major production, retail, and information technology companies such as Nestle Purina, Petcare, Ascension Protective Services LLC, Bass Pro, Burrell Behavioral Health, Buckhorn, Carpenters Apprenticeship and Training, Communications Solutions LLC, Corporate Technologies Advantage, Ascension Protective Services LLC, CoxHealth, DHL Supply Chain, Dogwood Ranch, Wonders of Wildlife, Greene County, Integrity Home Care, Jack Henry & Associates, Mercy, Missouri Air National Guard, Missouri Air National Guard, Oxford Health Care, Poor Boy Tree Service, Red Monkey, Simos, Trail Liner Corp, TTEC, T-Mobile, Vital Farms, Wellness Concepts Clinic LLC, Wyndham Destinations, and T-Mobile Veteran Outreach. Support organizations include the Missouri Veteran Commission, American Association of Retired Persons - Senior Community Service Employment Program, and Ozarks Technical Community College Veterans Upward Bound Outreach Team.

 For information about the event, contact Sabrina Bonnette, 417-841-3353 or Sabrina.Bonnette@ded.mo.gov; or Katherine Trombetta, 417-841-3389 or ktrombetta@springfieldmo.gov.

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The Ozark Region Missouri Job Center is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aides and services available upon request to individuals with disabilities. MO TTY users call 800-735-2966 or contact MO Relay at 711.


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