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.