Yongsan Job fair offers employment opportunities
September 5, 2012
YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- Looking for a job? About to retire? Just moved to Korea?
U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan's Army Community Service is planning to hold a job fair to help you through the transition process.
Frank D. Jackson, employment readiness program manager for USAG Yongsan's ACS, explained that everyone with access to the post would be invited to find out about job employment opportunities being offered for Servicemembers and Families moving in and out of the Korean peninsula.
"We anticipate having up to 40 employers," Jackson said. "Everything from U.S. government to contractors."
Community members attending the job fair would be given information relevant for employment in the context of current or future unemployment situations. Jackson said that the fair was open not only to Community members looking for a job now, but also for those wanting to receive information about future employment opportunities.
"The point is to make them aware of the opportunities on the peninsula," Jackson said. "But the fair is not limited to just local jobs here. If someone is looking for jobs in Fort Bragg and this company has people at Fort Bragg, then they could possibly apply for the job."
Jackson explained that there were two primary purposes to the job fair. The first was giving Military spouses employment opportunities, so that they could contribute to readiness for Servicemembers on the peninsula. Spouses that contribute to the income of Families would lessen the burden for Servicemembers, allowing Soldiers to focus on their Military duties.
The second was giving Servicemembers, looking to retire from the Military, a chance to look for employment opportunities after completing their Military service. By doing so, the Army would be able to conduct its responsibility to take care of Servicemembers, Families and Civilians.
"We want to help Soldiers and spouses find jobs not only when they're in the Army, but also once they have completed their duty," Jackson said. "Our job fair will help this process."
The job fair will be held Sept. 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the third floor of the Dragon Hill Lodge. Community members attending will have the opportunity to complete a sign-in process as well as a critique sheet at the end of the job fair.