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  • ‘Next Steps for Vets’ career symposium set for March 27

    Mar 19, 2018 | Read More News
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    Veterans, transitioning military members, and their spouses can find out about employment opportunities throughout Southern Arizona at a free career symposium from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, at the University of Arizona Tech Park Event Center, 9030 S. Rita Road.

    The session will feature local employers, resume critiques, veterans’ resources, and opportunities to sign up for internships and company tours. Networking and job leads for military spouses will also be offered. Approximately 50 employers are expected to attend the fair. In addition, 30 agencies and non-profit groups will be on hand offering career support resources.
    Veterans Job Fair
    Davis-Monthan Air Force Base is offering bus service to and from the event. Job-seekers must RSVP to nsfvregistration2018.eventbrite.com. A separate registration is provided for businesses at employerregistrationnsfv.eventbrite.com.

    Among the employers taking part in the career seminar are: Tucson Electric Power Company, Tucson Medical Center, Marana Aerospace Solutions, Lloyd Construction, the University of Arizona, and Asarco.

    “Our military members and veterans do so much to serve our country,” said Dorothee Harmon, program manager with Pima County Community Services, Employment and Training, which is the administrative entity that operates the ARIZONA@WORK Job Center known as the Pima County One-Stop workforce development system. “They’ve also proven through their strong work ethic and attention to detail to be very desirable employees. That’s why local employers are so motivated to connect them to great careers here in Pima County.”

    The “Next Steps for Vets” event is a partnership of ARIZONA@WORK-Pima County, Pima Community College, Tech Parks ArizonaDavis-Monthan Air Force Base, ARIZONA@WORK-Southeastern Arizona, Tucson Electric Power Company, and the Department of Economic Security

    The Kino Veterans’ Workforce Center, part of Pima County’s Community Services, Employment and Training Department, offers career counseling and job search assistance; help with resumes, interview and phone techniques; skill and aptitude assessments; computer labs and office equipment; behavioral health services and recovery; occupational skills training; adult education, tutoring and study skills; benefits counseling and claims assistance – education, medical care, disability; assistance with housing and other basic needs during transition to employment; and business recruitment and workforce training assistance.

    Veterans may also attend regularly scheduled networking and job club events at the Kino Veterans’ Workforce Center, 2801 E. Ajo Way. 

    For information, contact Dorothee Harmon at 520-724-6760 or Dorothee.Harmon@pima.gov.