Job fair aimed at putting veterans back to work

HUBER HEIGHTS, OHIO (WDTN) – A local group is working one-on-one with veterans to identify problems preventing them from finding a job.

The Military Veterans Resource Center is a non-profit organization that provides personalized career services to veterans to to help them overcome those obstacles.

“A lot of employers don’t want to hire vets, you know they don’t understand the resumes, they don’t understand the skills that a veteran brings home, so they’re afraid to take a chance,” explains MVRC Director Len Prosper.

The Veterans Career Assistance Program is holding  a career workshop to try to help vets get back on their feet.

It will take place at the Dayton VA Medical Center Campus at 4100 West Third St., Building 400, Thursday May 1 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

“It’s going to be helping with resume writing, how to kinda job search, interview. We’re going to have GE there to mock interview as well as Lowe’s, so it’ll be great for the veterans to be able to actually interact with the HR people,” says MVRC Career Specialist Kelley Koons.

Veteran Curt Dennard plans to attend.  He says he needs all the help he can get.

“Being out of work, you know just little things like needing gas money to go look for a job. There’s all kinds of little things that kinda want to stand in your way, but you know the veteran’s, this resource center here is really, it really helps you with those issues,” comments veteran Curt Dennard.

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