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Veteran and Military Spouse Job Fair Coming to Cartersville

Feb 04, 2013 -- 7:50pm

 

By: Laura-Jane Hatcher (WRGA News)

 A job fair aimed at finding employment for veterans and their spouses is coming to Cartersville Thursday. 
 
The free event is hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s ‘Hiring Our Heroes’ program, which since its 2011 launch, has landed more than 14,000 veterans and their military spouses a much needed job. 
 
A January report from USA Today claims that the unemployment rate for recent veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars is 9.9%, which is high above the nationwide average of 7.8% 
 
To likely combat this, the U.S. Chamber has held over 400 of these fairs across the nation.
 
Thursday’s fair is cost-free to both employers and job seekers alike, running from 9am to 12pm at American Legion Post #42 on Roosevelt Street. To register, visit hoh.greatjob.net.
 

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