Thank you for joining us October 12, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, for a hiring fair for veteran job seekers, active duty military members, guard and reserve members, and military spouses at the John S. Knight Center in Akron, Ohio. This event was a one-of-a-kind FREE hiring fair for both employers and job seekers.
This hiring event was conducted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Akron Chamber, MAGNET, the Summit County Veterans Service Commission, AMVETS, Family & Community Services, the Department of Labor Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (DOL VETS), the Ohio Committee of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the American Legion, NBC News, and other local partners.
October 12, 2012
John S. Knight Center
77 E. Mill Street
Akron, OH 44308
The employment workshop consisted of a classroom session beginning at 8:30 AM followed by GE's own veteran and veteran supporter employees conducting one-on-one mentoring sessions with all pre-registered participants at the John S. Knight Center. Mentoring sessions focused on resume building, resume writing, and interviewing techniques for all job-seeking veteran and service member participants.
Interested candidates completed the FREE electronic pre-registration in order to participate. A maximum of 50 participants were accepted for the full workshop. Once the pre-registered candidates had their coaching sessions, the opportunity will be available for “walk ins” to have a coaching session through the end of the fair.
Online Tools for Veterans and Spouses
Hiring Our Heroes has launched an online partnership with Military.com to complement our face to face hiring fair efforts across the country. Veterans can get help writing resumes and interview tips; translating military skills, experience, and training into related civilian careers; and finding current lists of employment opportunities with military-friendly employers. Click below to get the tools you need to find your next career.