Job fair scheduled for veterans, spouses

Job fair scheduled for veterans, spouses

NASHVILLE — Maj. Gen. Max Haston, Tennessee’s Adjutant General, has announced a job fair in Memphis on Tuesday for West Tennessee National Guard members, Reservists, spouses and all veterans.
The event will be held from 1-4 p.m. in the Thomas Center Conference Room on the campus of Christian Brothers University, 650 East Parkway South in Memphis.
“The military is like a big family,” said Maj. Gen. Haston.
“We’re all taught to look out for our buddies, and hosting job fairs for our military families is one way of doing exactly that. Some men and women have returned from Iraq or Afghanistan to find the place where they used to work is no longer in business, and now they’re out there looking. We’re trying to help them every way we can.”
“This is an opportunity not only for our Guard and Reserve members and their spouses, but all veterans,” pointed out Marvin Wells, state executive director for the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR).
“We will have over 25 companies who have job openings and are eager to speak to individuals with a military background.”
Employers already scheduled to set up at the Job Fair are:  Home Depot, Verizon Wireless, R.E. West Transportation, U.S. Secret Service, CSX Transportation, FedEx, Staffmark, Aegis Corp., Yates Services, HCA/Tri-Star, Dollar General, Tennessee Highway Patrol, National College, IO Studios, Dept. of Labor Career Center, and Employer Partnership of the Armed Forces.
Employers wish to attend may contact Dan Callahan at (901) 497-7830 or email danfciii@aol.com.

Published in The Messenger 12.2.11

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