By Sean Hillyer, USAG Schweinfurt community memberSeptember 11, 2013
SCHWEINFURT, Germany (Sept. 11, 2013) -- The U.S. Army Garrison Schweinfurt Soldier and Family Assistance Center, the Integrationsbeirat Schweinfurt, the Wirtschaftsjunioren Schweinfurt, the Handwerkskammer Unterfranken and Schweinfurt Expats are to present the first ever German-American Job Fair.
This is a unique opportunity for students, Soldiers, Family members and civilians who want to stay in Germany to meet with employers who want to hire Americans. Representatives from companies in a diverse range of fields, including education, logistics, mechanical engineering, information technology and more, are eager to meet prospective employees at the Conn Community Club Sept. 28 from 1 to 4 p.m.
In addition to potential employers, attendees will have the opportunity to meet with the leadership of organizations that are here to help them find employment and receive job training. The Wirtshaftsjunioren, the Handwerkskammer and the Paritätische Wohlfarhtsverb will offer unique resources and training opportunities for employment seekers.
Also during the event, attendees will have the chance to attend two unique presentations aimed at assisting the American community in integrating into the German workforce and life in general.
Saima Weber will be on hand to present and answer questions about the ABBI Project, a program designed to provide job training opportunities to immigrants. Randy Heisermann, a former Soldier stationed at USAG Schweinfurt, will be giving a presentation called "Hopping the Fence: I Made It and So Can You," in which he will talk about his transition from Soldier to student to employee at an IT firm in Heidelberg. He will give unique insight into a process that many find daunting and answer questions from the audience.
This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for the Schweinfurt community, one that has never before been offered in this area or any other. Anyone planning on making this area their permanent place of residence should plan on joining the job fair at the Conn Community Club Sept. 28.