On November 11th, Veteran’s Day, we commemorate the service of past and present military men and women. To honor their sacrifices, many communities hold parades and some businesses offer special discounts.
In addition, veterans who are looking for work can attend job fairs specifically designed to help veterans transition their military experience into the civilian world. Here are three job fairs for veterans to pay attention to and attend:
Houston Salutes American Heroes – Veterans Day Celebration
Tuesday, November, 11, 2014
Hermann Square at City Hall
900 Smith St, Houston, TX 77002
Activities include: AT&T Veterans Job Fair, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm; Walgreens Veterans Health Fair, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm; Ceremony, 11:00 am – Noon; and, American Heroes Parade at 12:30 pm.
Veterans Day Virtual Career Fair – Active Duty, Veterans, Military Spouses
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Another everyday service that can help veterans make this transition are the Workforce Solutions Vet Reps. They can help with registering veterans in Work In Texas, providing resume and interviewing advice and other factors related to an effective job search.
As a fellow vet, I am thankful for all of the appreciation and recognition given on this day. To all veterans and your families – thank you for your sacrifices and dedication.
Josie Toth is a Regional Facilitator for Workforce Solutions in the Houston – Galveston area. She conducts job search skills seminars throughout the 13 county Gulf Coast region. After serving in the military, Josie utilized Workforce Solutions’ services. Her desire to help people led to an employment counselor position with Workforce Solutions, which she held for four years, until she found her niche as a Regional Facilitator.