Career Fair helps Air force families and veterans

The second annual Military Veterans Resource Center Career Fair is coming to the Wright Patterson Air Force Base on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015. The MVRC Career Fair is for all veterans, active-duty service members and their spouses who are seeking jobs.
The event is free, and is located at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in the Hope Hotel & Richard C. Holbrooke Conference Center. The event will be held at 10283 Chidlaw Road from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
During the first annual MVRC Career Fair, over 200military members were there to seek jobs and received interview invitations on the spot. Abby Reynolds is a worker at the Military veterans Resource Center.
“We’ll also have staff members on hand who can help veterans if they have trouble translating their skills to certain jobs that they want—we’ll be able to sit down with them and help them tweak it before they sit down with that employer,” Reynolds said.

Reynolds said that it’s important for fairs like this to specifically target those related closely to the military because not only do they deserve stability when they come home, but the groups that will be coming to this event really do want to hire veterans.
“They are military-friendly employers … so a lot of times they are actively seeking to hire veterans,” she said.
Reynolds said that this event benefits companies who are participating in the MVRC Career Fair because they might not have the resources or capability of advertising to these veterans.
Many companies are participating in this event, including, but are not limited to: Lowe’s, LexisNexis, UTC Aerospace, Projects Unlimited, and other local companies.
Reynolds suggested that veterans bring their resume, and that they be prepared to speak to potential employers about their skills and experiences.
“People should come dressed to impress, and bring multiple copies of their resume as well,” Reynolds said. She advised those coming to prepare for the event by practicing their interviewing skills to create more opportunities for their future.
For more information on the employers and schools that will be present, please go to

Zoe Hurley