Monday, January 27, 2014

January 10 - Hiring Fair for Veterans in DC

Veterans' Employment and Training Service Chief of Staff Michael Bocchini (left) and Assistant Secretary of Labor for VETS Keith Kelly (center) visit with James Parker a veterans' employment representative for the Virginia Employment Commission. View the slideshow for more images and captions.
Veterans attending the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Hiring Our Heroes job fair in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 10 received words of encouragement and career pointers from Keith Kelly, the assistant secretary of labor who heads the Veterans' Employment and Training Service. 

In one encounter, Army Reservist Joshua Hammond shared his resume with Kelly and said he was looking for employment in the accounting field. Kelly suggested Hammond visit his local American Job Center for career counseling help and job placement. 

According to the U.S. Chamber, more than 700 veterans signed up for the event, along with 105 potential employers, such as Hilton hotels, Capital One, Starbucks, the U.S. Secret Service and Verizon.

- From the U.S. Department of Labor's January newsletter.

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