Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Veterans encouraged to attend Jobs Fair in Orland Park Nov. 7

U.S.Department of LaborFor Immediate Release
Office of Public AffairsOct.22, 2008
Chicago,Ill.Contact:Scott Allen or BradMitchell
Release Number:08-1508-CHIPhone:312-353-6976
For Veterans Day, U.S. Department of Labor encourages
Orland Park, Ill., area employers to participate in Veterans’ Job Fair
Employers and veterans invited to participate in Nov. 7 event

ORLAND PARK, Ill. — In observance of Veterans Day, the U.S. Department of Labor encourages employers and veterans to attend the Veterans’ Job Fair on Nov. 7 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. CST at the Orland Park Civic Center, 14750 Ravinia Ave. in Orland Park.

Employers looking for excellent job candidates either for immediate or future hire are encouraged to attend the Veterans’ Job Fair. Interested employers can contact Lane Knox of the Illinois Department of Employment Security at 312-636-4053 to learn more.

“America’s military service men and women are well known for their discipline, strong work ethic, leadership and technical skills,” said Heather Higgins, regional administrator for the U.S. Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS). “With these job fairs, we can help America’s veterans transition back to civilian life when their tours of duty end, and help employers connect with great workers.”

This job fair is one of nearly 100 nationwide to be held as part of VETS’ HireVetsFirst campaign. For more information on all of the veterans’ employment programs offered by VETS, visit

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