Thursday | February 5, 2015

Senator Scott Announces Veterans Job and Resource Fairs

Washington, DC - Continuing his ongoing support for South Carolina's veterans and their families, Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) today announced two veterans job and resource fairs - March 9th in the Lowcountry and March 25th in the Upstate - to assist veterans in their transition from active military service to the civilian workplace. The upcoming job and resource fairs follow a series of workshops around the state that focused on providing veterans with various skills and information on topics, including: how they can transfer their military skills and certifications to the civilian world, an overview of the available educational and entrepreneurial resources, and a resume writing and interviewing skills workshop with a hiring manager's panel.

"I launched my Veterans Job Training Initiative last October because I believe it is vitally important to support the men and women who have bravely worn our nation's uniform as they transition from active military service to the civilian workplace," said Senator Tim Scott. "Through the initiative, I am proud that we have been able to connect our veterans to resources and job opportunities, while also connecting South Carolina employers to a diverse, highly talented pool of possible employees. March's job and resource fairs in North Charleston and Greenville are an important next phase of my Veterans Job Training Initiative. I hope veterans and their families will make plans to attend."

The fairs are free and open to all veterans and their families. Attendees are encouraged to bring copies of their current resume or a list of work experiences.

To register for one of the upcoming veterans job and resource fairs or for more information, those interested can call one of Senator Scott's offices at (843) 727-4525 (Lowcountry), (803) 771-6112 (Midlands) or (864) 233-5366 (Upstate).

SENATOR SCOTT'S VETERANS JOB AND RESOURCE FAIRS

MONDAY, MARCH 9, 2015
North Charleston Convention Center, Exhibit Hall B
5000 Coliseum Drive
North Charleston, SC
10:00AM - 2:00PM
Hosted in partnership with City of North Charleston, the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce,SC Works Trident, Operation Palmetto Employment and numerous area partners and veterans service organizations.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2015
Salvation Army Kroc Center
424 Westfield Street
Greenville, SC
8:30AM - Employment Workshop
10:00AM - 1:00PM Job and Resource Fair
Hosted in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation - Hiring Our Heroes initiative, the Greenville Chamber of Commerce, the Department of Labor Veterans' Employment and Training Service (DOL VETS), the South Carolina Committee for Employer Support for Guard and Reserve (ESGR), the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the American Legion and Goodwill Industries International.

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