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Michael Pinto of Sacramento looks over state job information during a military job fair at Arco Arena in 2008.

Cal Expo events target veterans for state service

Published: Tuesday, Jul. 15, 2014 - 11:47 am

The California State Fair is hosting two workshops on Thursday to give veterans information about how to apply for state government jobs.

The workshops are scheduled for 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on the Golden 1 Concert Stage as part of Military Appreciation Day. Active military, veterans, guard and reserve personnel will be admitted for free to the fair that day with appropriate ID.

The job events are open to the public, but will be focused on state employment for veterans. Several high-level state leaders will discuss hiring on with the state and veterans will share their experiences transitioning from the military to state civil service.

Including its university systems, California state government employs more than 400,000 workers, making it the largest source of jobs in the state. Last year the government hired more than 11,000 veterans.

The State Fair workshops are a joint effort of the California Department of Human Resources, the California Department of Veterans Affairs and the California Military Department. Click here to open the state’s job portal.

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