January 9, 2017
Dublin VA to host Job Fair for veterans Jan. 12
Dublin, Ga. – The Carl Vinson VA Medical Center will host a job fair Jan. 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to bring together potential employers and veterans looking for jobs. The event will take place in the medical center’s auditorium and will include a diverse array of employers from middle Georgia.
Event coordinator and VA vocational rehabilitation specialist Gloria Smith said that the purpose of the event is to get veterans and potential employers together so that veterans can get back to work.
“Our job fair brings together our community partners for the purpose of educating, empowering, and employing our veterans. One of our veterans’ most important needs is to be gainfully employed, so partnering with local employers is critical,” Smith said.
Smith said that dozens of employers will be on hand to speak with veterans about possible employment, including such organizations as Flexsteel, Coca Cola, Georgia Department of Corrections, Volunteers of America, Chic-fil-A, GEICO, and many others. She encouraged all potential employers of veterans to contact VA and consider putting veterans to work.
“Veterans not only bring some of the highest quality technical skills to organizations, they have the discipline and work ethic to make them invaluable team members. By employing a veteran, you not only gain a skilled employee, you honor America’s heroes. That deal is hard to beat!,” Smith said.
Communications director Dr. Frank Jordan extended an invitation to public to attend the event.
“We certainly hope that veterans will take advantage of this opportunity and that potential employers will come out, but we also want the general public to come by. Our belief is that it is crucial for our success in caring for veterans that our public knows how we work, so we make most of our events public. Everyone should feel free to stop by,” Jordan said.
For more information, or to participate in this or future VA job fairs, contact Gloria Smith at Gloria.Smith5@va.gov or 478-272-1210 ext. 3579. The Dublin VA is located at 1826 Veterans Blvd., Dublin, Ga. 31021.
Dr. Frank G. Jordan Jr., FACHE
Chief, Communications & Stakeholder Relations
Carl Vinson VA Medical Center
1826 Veterans Blvd., Dublin, Ga. 31021
478-274-5440 or Frank.Jordan@va.gov
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