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Seventy-three employers to participate in National Guard veterans job fair June 18

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Thu, Jun 11th 2015 06:00 pm
Ryan Camman, a veteran from Buffalo, speaks with Steve Toomey, senior job recruiter for CSX Transportation during a `Hiring our Heroes` job fair held last year at the Connecticut Street Armory.
Ryan Camman, a veteran from Buffalo, speaks with Steve Toomey, senior job recruiter for CSX Transportation during a "Hiring our Heroes" job fair held last year at the Connecticut Street Armory.

Veterans are urged to sign up online to participate in this hiring event

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The New York National Guard will host a United States Chamber of Commerce Foundation "Hiring Our Heroes" veterans job fair at the Connecticut Street Armory in Buffalo Thursday, June 18.

Nearly 75 employers, each with at least five jobs to fill, will participate in the event, which is open to veterans, military spouses and members of the National Guard and Reserve.

Veterans seeking a new job are encouraged to sign up for this event.

"Hiring Our Heroes" starts at 10 a.m. and will run until 1 p.m. Companies expected to attend include Absolute Care of Aurora Park, Allied Barton Security Services of Buffalo, AutoZone, JB Hunt Transportation, NOCO Energy Group, West Herr Automotive Group and McKesson Pharmaceutical.

Prior to the job fair, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation will conduct an employment workshop from 8:30-10 a.m.

The employment workshop will consist of a classroom session followed by one-on-one mentoring sessions with human resources professionals for all pre-registered participants. Mentoring sessions focus on resume building as well as resume writing and interviewing techniques for all job-seeking veteran and service member participants. Representatives from the Veterans Administration will be on site to assist veterans with any questions about benefits and health care.

Registration for the job fair can be done at https://www.cvent.com/events/hiring-our-heroes-buffalo-ny/registration-2185a8938bdf471a822e766f114e2739.aspx.

For more information on the event, click this link: http://www.cvent.com/events/hiring-our-heroes-buffalo-ny/event-summary-2185a8938bdf471a822e766f114e2739.aspx.

The "Hiring Our Heroes" job fair is one of a series of events being held across the country designed to match veterans, military spouses and Reserve and National Guard members with employers. Since its inception in 2011, more than 369,000 veterans and military spouses found jobs through the program, according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation.

The New York National Guard's "Job Zone" program will be part of the hiring fair, as well. The New York National Guard's employment initiative program helps New York National Guard soldiers and airmen refine their resumes while providing them with information on employers who want to hire veterans and Guard members. The "Job Zone" staff also works to help employers understand the skill-sets veterans and Guard soldiers and airmen bring to their businesses.

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