Career Fair Organizers want Military Members to See Their Potential | Employment / Jobs
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.
"For example, someone who has been in the infantry for 10 or 20 years does not look at themselves as a human resources manager or a training director or a budget or finance manager. Although, they have extensive training in those areas, they think of themselves only as infantry. So, it is a two-way street. We educate the military folks and veterans that ‘you have a lot more experience. You are a training director. You just don't know it,” said Randy Plunkett, the director of community and government outreach for Military.com.
Organizers of the job fair said employers need to give former members of the military a chance at a job. They say the country owes them a chance at a good job.