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‘Honor a Hero, Hire a Vet’ job fair to be held today in Sacramento

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Five people conducting interviews at the Career Fair held on Thursday, March 24 at the USCB Hilton Head Gateway Campus give a few tips on things to do -- and not to do -- when applying for a job.
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Five people conducting interviews at the Career Fair held on Thursday, March 24 at the USCB Hilton Head Gateway Campus give a few tips on things to do -- and not to do -- when applying for a job.

Military veterans looking for jobs in the Sacramento area can connect with potential employers at a hiring event this week.

The “Honor A Hero, Hire A Vet” job and resource fair will take place Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the BT Collins Army Reserve Center, 8450 Okinawa St., according to a news release from the California Employment Development Department.

“Employers, government agencies and community organizations will be on hand to assist veterans in finding jobs, training and other resources,” the release said.

There will be approximately 50 employers at the event, including companies such as Kaiser Permanente and Amazon, local businesses like Bonney Plumbing, Heating and Air as well as state agencies such as the Corrections and Justice departments, EDD spokeswoman Patti Roberts said.

The fair will also offer a variety of resources to help veterans understand how to find a job, information about benefits and resume writing, Roberts said.

The event is for veterans returning to civilian life, but is free and open to the public as well. Job seekers are expected to dress professionally “to make that invaluable first impression,” the release said.

California is home to 1.7 million veterans, more than any other state, the release said. About 81,541 veterans live in Sacramento County, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

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