San Jose, CA (PRWEB) May 28, 2014
Project HIRED, whose training and employment services have helped hundreds of people with disabilities find the right job for more than 30 years, announced today that they will host veterans and employers at the 5th Annual Project HIRED Wounded Warrior Workforce Veterans Career Fair, Thursday, May 29, 2014 at NASA Ames Research Center at Moffett Field near Mountain View, CA. The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and will be held outdoors, rain or shine, at the NASA Ames Conference Center (Building 3) at NASA Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, CA.
This year’s theme is “Warriors in the Workforce” and the event will be entirely focused on a free, all-day career fair open to job-seeking veterans of all eras and conflicts, including those with disabilities. This year’s career fair is also open for the first time to job-seeking military spouses. Almost 60 exhibitors are scheduled to attend, including over 40 employers seeking to hire and retain veteran employees. Also planned are workshops for job seeking veterans, including those with disabilities.
An honor ceremony including remarks by Project HIRED and NASA leadership is scheduled from 12:00-12:45 p.m. to acknowledge attending veterans, the event’s five year history, and this year’s supporters.
“Our goal was to make this event’s fifth year a milestone to remember,” said Sharon Winston, executive director of Project HIRED. “To offer veterans, especially those with disabilities, and military spouses an opportunity find competitive and sustainable employment is an important, current extension of our mission. And to have leaders of the business community like Bank of America join us as exhibitors and sponsors helps us further our mission in support of all job seekers with disabilities.”
Media interested in attending should contact Nicole Conley at 831-713-9076 or nicole(dot)conley(at)taniscomm(dot)com by 5 p.m. PDT Wednesday, May 28. Government-issued photo ID is required to enter NASA Ames Research Center. Registered media may arrive as early as 10:30 a.m. May 20 and enter through the center's main gate.
About Project HIRED
Founded in 1978, the mission of Project HIRED is to help persons with disabilities gain and sustain employment. Project HIRED offers an array of job placement, training, and employment services designed to promote self-sufficiency and independence, and has helped hundreds of people with disabilities get good jobs at competitive wages. Project HIRED has received the Distinguished Service Award from the California Governor's Committee for Employment of Disabled Persons, the Distinguished Service Award from the President's Committee for Employment of People with Disabilities, the Innovative Partnership award from the HR Symposium, and the 2008 AbilityOne/NISH National Award for Performance Excellence in Government Contracts. Through reciprocal relationships with industry, Project HIRED develops and maintains a range of services to the community, which includes outreach, employment training, job placement, education of employers and advocacy. Learn more about Project HIRED at http://www.projecthired.org.