Posted: Jul 12, 2012 5:15 PM
Updated: Jul 12, 2012 6:19 PM
TUCSON - A job fair targeting veterans and their spouses was held Thursday at the American Legion Post 36 on East 22nd Street.
More than 230 veterans attended the event along with 30 employers from the public and private sector.
Virginia Carpenter from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, one of the sponsors of the event, said, "I think it's hard for vets to get jobs because they don't know how to correlate into civilian terms and a lot of civilian companies don't understand the terms that the military terms. But the things that the veterans bring to the table are beyond value, and teamwork. They will work their butts off for you and go above and beyond for a company."
Among the most generous companies for veterans is Union Pacific Railroad. Dora Orona, a representative from human resources said, "we feel like they have given a sacrifice for our country and we feel like they deserve working and they deserve being employed and we want to help them get back in the workforce."
George Jackson is a member of the Air Force and preparing for retirement, "I'm very hopeful. made some very good contacts and looks like some very good prospects," he said.
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