Workforce Solutions Helps Veterans Find Jobs

Published 11/14 2013 11:49AM

Updated 11/14 2013 11:55AM

The Hiring Red, White, and You job fair has over 60 employers in one spot all looking to hire veterans.

Danny Soliz, Workforce Solutions Director of Business Development, said veterans can also find services they may need.

"There's veterans out there that need help. They need work, some of them just need information on services. Where do I go to look for a home or what kind of help can I get? So we're going to have a combination of both employers that are hiring and employers that are going to provide services for the veterans."

Soliz said many of the employers are looking for workers with skills they may have already picked up in the armed forces.

"They probably have engineering skills, they're mechanics, or they could be medics and we're going to have the medical industry here... we're going to have manufacturing here, so we have a diverse group coming in."

Soliz also said veterans also have character traits employers admire.

"They know how to take orders well, they know how to take instructions, they're disciplined, very disciplined, that's what employers look expect out of job seekers."

Military family members can attend.

"This year we're doing not only the veterans themselves but spouses as well. One of the family members could already be employed but the spouses could be looking for work if they're married to a vet we definitely want them to come out and look for work."

There is no registration and the job fair is completely free.

"This is a way to tell our veterans thank you for your service, thank you for what you've done for our freedom. We're just thankful that we at workforce can provide an avenue for them to connect with employers."

The Hiring Red, White, and You Job Fair is at the Civic Center at 1501 Mac Davis Ln, Lubbock, TX 79401 from 10 am to 3 pm Thursday November 14th.

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