Quarterly job fair offers employment opportunities
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CAMP HUMPHREYS, Republic of Korea -- More than 226 job seekers attended the USAG Humphreys quarterly job fair at the Morning Calm Conference Center, Jan. 22.

Hosted by the Army Community Service Employment Readiness Program, Eric Burton, ACS ERP manager and job fair coordinator, said the primary purpose of the event is to connect job seekers with employers on job opportunities available at Camp Humphreys.

"This event is to provide employment opportunities to the military spouse community, to include family members, retirees, and transitioning active duty members," he said.

The event is opened to all Department of Defense ID card holders.

"We have employers from the U.S. Government contractors, and Appropriated and Non-Appropriated Funds Employment recruiters," Burton said.

At the job fair, over twenty different employment agencies advertised potential job vacancies to the attendees.

"What's so good about this job fair is it gives us a chance to meet various people, and it gives them a chance to see that we're available - to know that we exist," said Mark Chapman, Booz Allen Hamilton representative.

Catalina Victoria, a military spouse and job seeker, said she appreciates the intimacy of the event.

"SFL-TAP [Solider for Life -- Transition Assistance Program] gave me this huge list of contractors; so now, I have this resource that tells me all the websites I can go to for local jobs," she said.

At the event, job seekers not only have the opportunity to provide their resumes to participating employers, but they can also be interviewed right on the spot. Ninety-four interviews were conducted at the job fair.

"I think the job fair is great because everybody, here on post, can get to the Morning Calm Conference Center, they can come by, collect information, and provide resumes," said Jeffrey Millican, Huntington Ingalls Industries program manager. "It's very convenient for everyone."

Burton recommends to better prepare for a job fair, job seekers should attend the ACS ERP resume-writing classes. These classes are offered every first and third Thursday of the month from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

"The primary resource for employment opportunities at Camp Humphreys is the U.S. Government website, USAJOBS.gov," he said. "It provides a list of civil service job opportunities with federal agencies, in which employment seekers can apply directly online.

"Employment Readiness distributes weekly job listings from USAJOBS directly to the clients, to include employment opportunities from employment recruiters who are not listed on the site," he said.

For more information about the job fair or resume writing class, please call DSN 757-2363 or 050-3357-2363. The next job fair is scheduled for April 23 at the Morning Calm Conference Center.