COMMUNITY CORNER - Hiring Heroes Career Fair chance to reintegrate into civilian life
By Col. Andrew Cole | GARRISON COMMANDER
| April 22, 2014
As garrison commander, I
remain committed, as well as the entire garrison community, to provide opportunities
and services for our Soldiers with the reintegration into civilian life. Fort Riley
strives to create a quality of life commensurate with the service of our
Soldiers and their families.
The Veterans Opportunity to
Work, or VOW, Hire Heroes Act has assisted thousands of veterans in their
transition into the private sector. Our Soldiers are working hard to become
ready to accept those challenges of the civilian workplace. These Soldiers come
with a skill set that is transferable to the civilian sector.
The 1st Infantry Division, Fort
Riley and our civilian partners recognize the leadership qualities and diverse abilities
our veterans and family members have acquired through their service to our
Additional assistance through
the Soldier for Life program has guided veterans into the private sector
through their focus on three pillars: Education, employment and health care. These
three pillars are helping Soldiers reintegrate into civilian life with more
resources than ever before.
This year, the Hiring
Heroes Career Fair will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 23 at Riley’s Conference
Center, located at 446 Seitz Drive. There will be more than 75 employers
interested in hiring Soldiers.
The event will be a great
opportunity to network with employers from the Department of Defense, other
federal agencies and private sector firms with positions available. Wounded, ill,
injured and transitioning service members, veterans, their spouses and primary
caregivers are all welcome to attend.
A mobile site will be
available to those interested in applying for federal positions. Along with the
mobile site, Army Career and Alumni Program staff will be readily available to
assist with federal job applications via www.usajobs.gov.
The event is a great
opportunity for those wanting to start their careers in the private sector or
federal government. Making connections and networking with employers at this event
will help in the interview process and future employment. For more information,
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