Veterans and Military Spouses/Partners Discover Jobs at Smart Places on March 12

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Over 35 employers to partner with veteran and military spouse/partner career seekers

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The Mid-Atlantic Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC), a regional collaboration of colleges and universities, teaching hospitals, research labs and government agencies is advancing its commitment to hiring Veterans and Military Spouses/Partners by hosting an unprecedented event on the campus of George Mason University.

The Career Expo & Job Fair, which will take place on Thursday, March 12, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at The Hub Ballroom, will be the first of its kind to offer an in-depth look at diverse career opportunities through the "Discover Jobs at Smart Places" regional initiative.

“With such diverse and prominent employers in the region, we have a tremendous opportunity and responsibility to help veterans and military spouses/partners explore an array of jobs in industries they might not necessarily consider,” said Paula Alfone, Director of the Mid-Atlantic HERC.

Many of the consortium member institutions and government agencies will be actively recruiting for positions in a variety of career fields such as accounting, IT, public relations, office management, STEM, campus police, and facilities/maintenance, as well as faculty and research positions.

The Career Expo will feature workshops aimed at preparing for a successful job search, with inside information on career paths, resume and interview preparation, and how to articulate transferable military skills to the civilian workplace.

The event is free, however, registration is encouraged by Tuesday, March 10, 2015. More details about the Career Expo & Job Fair can be found at http://tinyurl.com/HERCcareerexpo . All registrants are encouraged to bring a resume with them and be prepared for on-the-spot interviews.

Media wishing to attend should call Paula Alfone, Director, Mid-Atlantic HERC at 410.617.1650 prior to the event.

About the Mid-Atlantic HERC

The Mid-Atlantic HERC is a non-profit consortium of over 60 colleges, universities, teaching hospitals, research laboratories, and government agencies throughout Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. dedicated to advancing the ability of our members to recruit and retain the most talented and diverse staff, administrators, health care providers, researchers and faculty, and to assist dual-career couples in their pursuit to find positions within a commutable distance of one another. The Mid-Atlantic HERC is a proud partner of the Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP).

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