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Job fair focuses on hiring veterans

TEXARKANA, Texas - Dozens of veterans in our area are now on their way to new careers. 

Today the Texarkana Convention Center hosted the Hiring Red, White & You! Job Fair. The Texas Workforce Commission held the event simultaneously at 28 locations statewide. 

The event was open only to veterans and their spouses for the first hour, then all job-seekers were invited to meet with prospective employers. 

Organizers said it's a way to give back to veterans and allow them the opportunity to showcase what skills they can bring to employers. 

"A lot of the intangible things that they learn in the military and some of the dedication and teamwork translate really well, and they make a really good employee," said Bart Spivey with Workforce Solutions Northeast Texas.

About 75 employers and organizations participated in today's hiring event. This is the seventh year for the veteran-focused fair. 

 


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