Veterans exploring career opportunities had the chance to connect with scores of employers looking to boost their workforce at the “Honor a Hero, Hire a Vet” job and resource fair on Thursday, October 22 in Woodland Hills.
More than 170 veterans and other job seekers explored career opportunities with 91 employers looking to hire qualified employees. Numerous government agencies, training programs, service organizations and schools also participated in the event, providing vets with information on their services and training opportunities.
Hosted by The Valley Economic Alliance and California Employment Development Department (EDD) the veteran job fair at the Warner Center Marriott Woodland Hills is part of a series of job fairs held throughout the state to help veterans successfully transition back into civilian life.
EDD Director Patrick W. Henning, Jr. attended the fair as well, talking with veterans, veteran representatives, and employers. “These young men and women have risked their lives to preserve our American way of life,” said Henning. “The least we can do is help them find a job so they can grab a piece of the American dream they helped protect. These job fairs are designed to do just that.”
The program included remarks by actor and veteran Kevin Dobson. Artist David Schwartz also unveiled his new painting from his American icon series on original American flags. The theme of this year’s piece was “Never Forget, Never Again.”
Premier sponsors include Bank of America and Wells Fargo Bank. Sponsors also include Aerojet Rocketdyne, CallSource, Glendale Community College, Woodbury University, Economic & Workforce Development Department, Galpin Motors, MAXIMUS, Penske Motor Group, Republic Services, Walmart, Child Care Resource Center, Concorde Career College and New Horizons Computer Learning Center. Media sponsors include Los Angeles Daily News, Business Life Magazine and The San Fernando Valley Sun.