Job fair for veterans and military set for Thursday at Nampa’s Idaho Center

September 10, 2013 

More than 130 employers are expected to be hiring at the Idaho’s third annual Hero2Hired job fair at the Idaho Center in Nampa Thursday.

The event is open to job-seeking veterans, active duty military, members of the National Guard and Reserve, and military spouses. All of the participating employers have open positions, and many plan to conduct interviews with interested job seekers on the spot, according to a Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce news release.

The job fair will begin with an opening ceremony for employers at 9:30 a.m. featuring remarks by Lt. Gov. Brad Little. Doors will open to job-seekers at 10 a.m., and the event will continue to 4 p.m.

Interested job-seekers and employers can still register online at www.labor.idaho.gov. Walk-ins are welcome.

Last year, more than 700 military job-seekers and more than 100 employers participated in the job fair. Eighty-one people were extended job offers at the job fair and 327 additional hires were planned by those companies over the course of the next 12 months.

Hero2Hired is sponsored by the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce, the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, Hero2Hired, the Idaho Department of Labor, the U.S. Department of Labor, the Idaho Center and KTVB, Idaho’s News Channel 7.

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