Harold J. Wirths

Christie Administration Partners with U.S. Chamber of Commerce and American Legion to Connect Veterans and Military Spouses with Jobs at Career Fair

The Christie Administration continued its commitment to New Jersey’s veterans and their families when New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Harold J. Wirths helped to kick off a Hiring Our Heroes veteran’s job fair at Samaritan Church in Trenton.

Hiring Our Heroes is a national campaign supported by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation to help veterans and military spouses find meaningful employment in hundreds of communities across America.

Representatives from 50 businesses and veteran service organizations participated in the event with available job openings for veterans and military spouses of varying ranks and levels of experience. Nearly 150 veterans attended the hiring fair and employment workshops featuring sessions on resume building, interviewing and job search techniques.

“My department continues to work cooperatively with the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Hiring Our Heroes initiative, the American Legion, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve and other veteran-focused organizations to connect New Jersey’s veterans with employment opportunities,” said New Jersey Labor Commissioner Harold J. Wirths. “Veterans sacrificed a great deal for our country and we must seize every opportunity to assist them. Our One-Stop Career Centers, staffed with veteran representatives — many of whom are veterans themselves– served more than 12,000 veterans last fiscal year.”

The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development encourages veterans seeking employment to contact its veterans program via:

• Email: [email protected]

• Phone: (609) 777-1042

• Visit veteran representatives at the nearest One-Stop Career Center (locations available at: http://jobs4jersey.com/jobs4jersey/jobseekers/oscc)

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