By Derek Gean (Leonard Wood)March 3, 2016
More than 25 employers are expected to be available for the Soldier For Life -- Transition Assistance Program Hiring Fair, scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 10, at Truman Education Center.
Employers will be providing opportunities in fields such as government, trucking, health care, law enforcement, retail sales, electronics, defense and more.
"The hiring fair provides a means for job seekers to potentially interview for multiple jobs all at one location," said Alfredia Williams, transition services specialist.
Williams said she encourages participants to dress for an interview, bring a resume and be prepared to network and possibly receive job offers.
"It is imperative that job seekers make sure their resume is correct, updated and in a professional format. They should also prepare for a telephonic and/or face-to-face interview during the hiring fair," she said. The SFL-TAP office can provide resume assistance. "The right resume may even result in an on-the-spot interview," Williams said.
SFL--TAP is a program designed to ensure all eligible transitioning service members have the education, training and counseling necessary to be career-ready when they separate from active-duty service. "SFL-TAP does an excellent job of preparing employment and education workshops that prepare transitioning Soldiers for meaningful civilian employment and education opportunities," Williams said.
"One of the phases of the Army's Soldier for Life initiative, Reintegrate Strong, is all about preparing our service members and their Families for their transition back into civilian life," Williams said.
She said program leaders are thankful for the employers willing to hire service members, veterans and their spouses, which has resulted in a reduction of the unemployment rate in Missouri.
"Employers commitment to continue hiring veterans and Family members build future ambassadors and strong communities," Williams said.
For more information, call 573.596.0131, ext. 67070.