150 companies expected at military-focused job fair

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by Mike Gooding

WVEC.com

Posted on July 26, 2012 at 5:58 PM

Updated Thursday, Jul 26 at 6:41 PM

HAMPTON ROADS -- The unemployment rate among military veterans is decreasing, but many say, not fast enough.  Next week, about 150 companies are coming to Hampton Roads in hopes of changing the situation.

A job fair called "Hiring Our Heroes" will be held next Thursday, August 2nd, at the Hampton Roads Convention Center, 1610 Coliseum Drive In Hampton.  It will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The job fair isn't just for active duty members or veterans.  It's also for military spouses and reservists.

Navy veteran Coby Dillard works at Tidewater Community College's Office of Veterans Affairs.  He says, "A lot of them are worried. They're wondering 'How am I going to support my family? How am I going to support myself?'"

The unemployment rate for vets went down 3% in the month of June, making it 9.5%, above the national average of 8.2%.

To pre-register for the job fair, click here.


 

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