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Vets Connect with Employers at Job Fair

job fairSPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Over a hundred veterans attended a job fair Wednesday in Springfield.

Dozens of employers set up booths, including the Lane County Sheriff’s Office, the University of Oregon and H&R Block. They were all looking to hire veterans and military spouses.

Attendees got a chance to learn interview tactics with job experts and could attend a workshop on resume writing.

Organizers say it’s a way for the community to give back to those who have served.

“We’re doing our best to educate our warriors and the families members on how to translate what it is they did, and I just want to applaud the employers that came from behind the tables, shook the hands of the warriors, and gave the family members a hug and said ‘listen, we completely get it,'” said Philip Maas, Hiring Our Heroes Northwestern Regional Associate.

By the end of the week, Hiring Our Heroes will have done almost 750 job fairs since March 2011.

They say quite a few people got job offers Wednesday.

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