There is plenty of evidence out there that hiring a veteran is a smart move. They come with the training, the skills, the drive and discipline that only come from the training they receive in the military and what they learned there, applied in the civilian world is irreplaceable in the work force. In today's world too, finding the right candidate for the job isn't always the easiest task. There seem to be about a million websites all promising you the best of everything. The best jobs, the best employers, candidates and on and on. Resume's, applications, interviews over the phone....what happened to the good old day's where you walked in, shook someones hand, talked a while and walked out feeling a little ahead of the game? Well, Friday June 15th you'll have that chance in Muskegon.
The Veterans Job Fair is happening again this year at the LC Walker Arena. Employers form all over the lake shore will be on hand to meet with those looking for jobs. This job fair is being put on by the Muskegon County Department of Veterans Affairs but it is open to all and if you are in the market for a job, or maybe an improvement in your working situation, this is the place to be. There will be 72 companies on hand looking to hire and one of them is looking to fill 92 positions. That's an awful lot of hiring going on.
The event is free to attend and gets under way at 10am on Friday morning. Mike Baauw joined me at his office for a few minutes to talk about the job fair and some of the opportunities presented. Take a listen.
Opportunity awaits! They say the jobless rate is at an all time low. Now's the time to get in and get yourself a job on great terms or improve your working situation. Stop into the LC Walker Arena Friday between 10 and 2 and see who's looking. If you're a veteran, thank you for your service. We wish you the very best in your job hunt Friday!