Job Fair Focuses on Veterans

Published 11/15 2012 06:38PM

Updated 11/15 2012 11:35PM

They fought for this country, now a job fair helped area veterans find employment.

Hiring Red, White and You Job Fair reeled in more than 80 veterans today.

Sharp Iron on Hatton Road hosted the state-wide campaign.

Eighteen employers participated in the event hoping to fill openings with members of our nation's finest.

And many veterans considered this job fair very beneficial.

"The field I was in, it was pretty easy to find a job as a medic at a hospital. Found out they're needing people here," says Robert Sorrell, an

While some vets talked with employers others actually filled out applications.

Coordinators say a $1 million dollar initiative by Texas Workforce Commission will certainly help veterans who served post 9/11.

It will help offset employer training costs for eligible vets who are new hires to expedite the return of veterans to the workplace.

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