Fort Riley to host veteran job fair

FORT RILEY, Kan. (AP) - Military veterans will have an opportunity this month to put their names and resumes in front of prospective employers at the annual "Hiring Heroes Career Fair" at Fort Riley.

The event takes place April 16 at the conference center on the northeast Kansas Army post.

Veterans will be exposed to career opportunities in the region in the public and private sector. Army officials expect more than 50 potential employers will attend the fair.

Emphasis will be placed on wounded veterans, their spouses and their primary caregivers.

Jeff Reade, manager of the employee readiness program for Army Community Service, says the fair is significant because of the growing difficulty for veterans to find jobs compared with civilians.

The Hiring Heroes Career Fair is Apr. 16 form 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Riley's Conference Center, Building 446, Huebner and Seitz Drive.

For a list of employers participating, visit http://1.usa.gov/XHw5hY

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