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CAAs help shed light on career options

Career counselors can help airmen navigate their move out of the military and into civilian life.

For Airmen who might be thinking about retraining into a different career field, or at a crossroads in their current enlistment and may be deciding between transferring to National Guard, Reserve or civilian life, finding information regarding what actions to take can be overwhelming.

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400 Airmen from Nellis, Creech Join Air Force Drawdown Effort

Hundreds of airmen are expected to leave the Air Force and join the civilian job force this year.

About 400 airmen from Nellis and Creech Air Force bases have signed up for voluntary separations to help meet the Pentagon’s downsizing goals for a leaner and more efficient military as U.S. combat operations in Afghanistan end this year, the Nellis base commander said Tuesday.

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Veterans Career Planned for UNLV

Veterans Career Planned for UNLV

Senator Harry Reid will be hosting a career fair this Saturday at UNLV specifically for veterans.

The Veterans Career Fair will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the UNLV student union.

Hundreds of employers will be there to talk with job applicants. There will also be workshops on applying for federal jobs, improving interview skills and boosting resumes.

To pre-register call (702) 388-5020. 

Job Fair for Military Members and Veterans Set for Next Week

A website dedicated to helping members of the military with news and information and the Non-Commissioned Officers Association will hold a free career expo for service members transitioning into civilian life and for veterans who have already have.

The Military.com job fair will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 16 at the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino. The event is open to active-duty members, veterans and their families.

Besides connecting employers with employees, the career fair will also help members of the military with the issues that can arise when transitioning to the civilian job market. There will also be help with translating skills learned during service to civilian work.

Home Depot Hosts Workshop for Military Members Transitioning to Civilian Workforce


The Home Depot is hosting career workshops around the country this weekend focused transitioning members of the military into the civilian workforce.

The initiative is called Mission: Transition and a Civilian Career Workshop is planned for the Las Vegas valley. The seminar will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Home Depot at 1275 West Craig Road in North Las Vegas.

Active military members and veterans will learn job search strategies, ways to create a strong resume and tips for a great interview. To register, go to homedepotmilitary.com.

Goodwill Receives Grant to Start Veterans Work Program

Goodwill Receives Grant to Start Veterans Work Program


A grant to Goodwill of Southern Nevada is expected to help hundreds of veterans and their spouses back into the work force.

Nevada Women's Philanthropy granted Goodwill $350,000 to set up the Veteran Integration Program. With the money, the nonprofit will be able to hire three full-time career specialists with a background in the military to help veterans transition out of the military and into the civilian workforce.

The new program is expected to be up and running in the next 30 days. The program organizers hope to help 400 veterans in southern Nevada over the next two-years.


Career Fair Organizers want Military Members to See Their Potential

Career Fair Organizers want Military Members to See Their Potential

More than 700 people came to a job fair held Tuesday specifically for members of the military who are transitioning out, military spouses and veterans.

The career fair was hosted by Military.com and the Non-Commissioned Officers Association. More than 55 employers were there looking to hire or take in resumes. The employers are all businesses interested in finding former members of the military.

The organizers say they’re not only interested in finding jobs for people. They are also interested in helping members of the military translate the skills they already have into a civilian job.