One of the big issues that many veterans across the country face when they come home from service is that they often find it difficult to get full-time employment in just about any field, let alone one that lets them use the skills they picked up while serving. However, many companies are now trying to do a bit more to lend a hand in this regard.
Later this month, more than 80 companies will be in attendance at Quicken Loans Arena, home of the Cleveland Cavaliers, for the Hiring Our Heroes Hiring Expo event, according to a report from the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Not only will attendees get the chance to speak with companies that are specifically looking to hire veterans, but they will also be able to receive training that should help them in their job search as well.
That includes an employment workshop with tips on how to craft a great-looking resume, how to search for the best jobs available, and how to nail an interview, the report said. The job fair begins soon after that.
In addition, veterans who are able to pre-register for the event, with proof of their service, will also get two free tickets to the Cavaliers game later that night, the report said. A number of organizations have come together to sponsor the event, including the VA, NBC News, the American Legion, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the Ohio Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.
This kind of assistance may be vital to the veterans who are able to attend this job fair. However, many similar events are likely taking place with regularity across the country, so any unemployed or underemployed servicemembers who are looking for work may simply need to seek them out.