Career Fair for Bay Area Military Veterans

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Swords to Plowshares, a local veteran service agency, is hosting its third annual Veteran Career Fair.

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Veterans often have a difficult time transitioning the skills they learned while serving in the military into civilian jobs. At Swords to Plowshares we help veterans pursue job training programs, develop career goals and link them with local employers

Swords to Plowshares, a local veteran service agency, is hosting its third annual Veteran Career Fair. The Career Fair is free and open to any veteran who would like to learn more about training programs and job opportunities in the Bay Area.

“Veterans often have a difficult time transitioning the skills they learned while serving in the military into civilian jobs. At Swords to Plowshares we help veterans pursue job training programs, develop career goals and link them with local employers,” said Dave Lopez, Director of Employment and Training at Swords to Plowshares.

In addition to job placement, Swords to Plowshares offers a variety of job training programs throughout the Bay Area at no cost to veterans. Recently, the community-based group was awarded more than one million dollars in funding to expand its employment and training programs to local veterans. Career Fair attendees can learn more about pursuing specialized job training programs in high-growth, high-wage industries, such as the clean energy sector.

WHO:

  •     Swords to Plowshares and dozens of Bay Area companies
  •     Bay Area veterans seeking employment and job training opportunities

WHAT: A free Career Fair specifically designed for military veterans and service members.

WHERE/WHEN:
San Francisco Veterans War Memorial Building, Green Room
401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102
Tuesday, September 14, 2010 / 10 AM - 2 PM

War causes wounds and suffering that last beyond the battlefield. Our mission is to heal the wounds, to restore dignity, hope, and self-sufficiency to all veterans in need, and to reduce homelessness and poverty among veterans. Learn more about the work of Swords to Plowshares, and ways in which you can help, by visiting our website at http://www.stp-sf.org.

For more information, please contact:
Colleen Corliss, Communications Manager
Office: 415-655-7248; Mobile: 202-415-6101
Email: ccorliss(at)stp-sf(dot)org

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