By Wallace McBride, Fort Jackson LeaderNovember 7, 2013
FORT JACKSON. S.C. -- More than 40 employers will be attending a job fair on Fort Jackson later this month designed to find jobs for people in the military, veterans and their dependents.
The event takes place from 9 a.m. to noon, Nov. 19, at the Solomon Center. The event is open to veterans and military spouses of all ranks and levels of experience.
"The purpose of this is to pair our Soldiers and their family members with meaningful job opportunities," said Carolyn Andrews, with Fort Jackson's Army Career Alumni Program.
ACAP helps Soldiers who are preparing to leave the armed forces transition into careers in the civilian world.
"We'll have employers from a broad spectrum, from manufacturing to law enforcement to informational technology," Andrews said.
The companies planning to attend the Nov. 19 event will feature some of America's biggest employers, as well as smaller companies from around the region. Some will offer local job opportunities, while others will have jobs available for people interested in relocation.
"There are a couple of ways to get ready," Andrews said. "The Department of Workforce Development always offers classes, and we will offer a class the day prior to the event. Those (Soldiers) who are transitioning have already gone through this class, but if anyone needs assistance they can contact the ACAP staff."
Job seekers should bring a resume with them, she said, one that "has been reviewed for content, accuracy and format."
Contact the Army Career Alumni Program at 751-4109 for more information.