Career fair Thursday for veterans and spouses

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Veterans and their spouses looking for a job will get the chance Thursday to meet with dozens of employers at a free career fair designed specifically for them.

The Recruit Military career fair will be from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Murat Shrine Temple, 510 N. New Jersey St. Organizers say the event is for veterans, transitioning military personnel, National Guard members, reserve members and their spouses.

More than 500 veterans shared their resumes and networked with employers at a similar career family in Indianapolis in July.

Spokesman Doug Turner said the employers — from companies of all kinds — are specifically looking for veterans because he said veterans offer a unique skill set that can make them great civilian employees.

“Pride, self-confidence, a self-starter, and they have grace under pressure,” said Turner. “They know how to take things and make things happen. You give them a mission, they’ll take care of it.”

Turner urged veterans looking for a job to bring copies of their resume and dress for success.

A seminar at 10 a.m. will focus on tips from recruiters about how to land a job interview and enhance your chances of being hired.

Click here for Recruit Military’s online jobs database. That’s where veterans can upload their resume and profile for future jobs.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics, the unemployment rate for veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. armed forces at any time since September 2001 lowered to 9 percent last year. The jobless rate for all veterans also improved to 6.6 percent.

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