HIRE OUR LOCAL HEROES
Job & Career Fair
On Wednesday, March 20th from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., the Cumberland County Office of Employment and Training, the CEO Group and the Cumberland Salem Workforce Investment Board are sponsoring a “Hire Our Local Heroes” Job and Career Fair. The event will be held at Cumberland County College, Luciano Banquet Center, located at 3322 College Drive in Vineland and will be the kick-off event of the Cumberland County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Cumberland County College’s “Military Honors Event.”
The purpose of the “Hire Our Local Heroes Job & Career Fair” is to assist veterans and their spouses in making job connections. It will bring together leading local employers and veterans, in particular those veterans transitioning from military service into the civilian workforce. In addition to job opportunities, there will be a number of other resources available to assist veterans to career transition, transforming your military resume to a civilian resume and connecting to educational opportunities that exist in the local area.
There is no cost to attend the event. Registration and proof of military service is required. While being held in Cumberland County, the event is open to all veterans and their spouses residing throughout the South Jersey area.
Employers that hire targeted veterans may be eligible for tax credits and other training assistance resources. Tax credits ranging from $2,400 to $9,600 are available through the “Vow to Hire Our Heroes Act”. In addition, employers may be eligible to receive a wage reimbursement of 50% for up to six months of employment to assist with defraying training costs.
“Veterans make excellent employees because they respect authority, embrace responsibility and thrive in a team environment,” said CEO Group Executive Director Fran Reilly. “Despite that fact, securing employment after military service can be a challenge, especially in today’s economy. This event was designed to support our local heroes by connecting them directly with local employment opportunities and to assist our local employers with finding qualified individuals to meet their workforce needs,” concluded Reilly.
Registration is required to attend the Hire Our Local Heroes Job & Career Fair. Veterans or a spouse of a veteran can register by contacting Gloria at (856) 451-8920. Employers wishing to participate in the event should contact Sherry at (856) 696-8607.
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