Family members search opportunities at job fair
August 18, 2009
CASEY GARRISON - Warrior Country provided another outlet for Soldiers and their Family members to settle in Korea by providing more than 40 agencies looking to hire at the USAG-Casey Digital Conference Center for the Fresh Start Career Job Fair July 31.
The event, proffered for the Warrior Country spouses and Family members, featured a variety of jobs in education services, the American Red Cross, Equal Employment Opportunities as well as Army Community Services, who hosted the event.
"With the increase in the number of spouses and Family members coming to Area I, we recognized the need to gather employment opportunities for Family members, Civilians, and future retirees in Warrior Country," said Lt. Col. Richard Fromm, USAG-Casey commander, during his opening remarks.
Fromm continued by praising Joseph Lee, coordinator of the event, and gave him a commander's coin of excellence.
"The primary focus of the event is to support spouses," Lee said. "We have many more Family members now, and I am pleased because from the 80 agencies I contacted, 43 came out to participate and search for job candidates."
"I came to the job fair to get career advice about working in Korea," said Catherine Pemberton, a Soldier's spouse stationed at Camp Stanley.
Each agency provided information to job seekers about what types of jobs were available, requirements for those jobs, duties and salaries.
"It has been very interesting, and the people have been outgoing and helpful with everything I need," said Sgt. Richard Ge, Alpha 6-37 ammunition specialist. "I am going to be leaving the Army in the next five months, so I came to the job fair to find out what jobs are available because I will be staying in Korea while my wife finishes school. This job fair has given me a lot of options to plan for the future."