State Sen. Sue Glick (R-LaGrange) has announced that a Ft. Wayne job fair for veterans, active military, Guard and Reserve members – including spouses – will be held on Thursday, May 10. The job fair will be held from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum.
“This is a great opportunity for our unemployed and underemployed veterans to meet with business owners, showcase their skill sets and discover new job prospects.” Glick said. “This initiative was launched by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in March of last year and has included dozens of job fairs all over the country to help veterans and military spouses find meaningful work.”
Glick said the free event is sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Hiring Our Heroes, the Greater Ft. Wayne Chamber of Commerce, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, Northeast Indiana Human Resource Association and WorkOne Northeast.
Employers and job seekers are highly encouraged to pre-register at HoH.GreatJob.net.
Upon conclusion of the 2012 legislative session, Gov. Mitch Daniels signed House Enrolled Act 1116, sponsored by Glick, to help waive training requirements for certain professional licenses if a veteran has learned and practiced those same skills during military service. In addition, veterans will be able to obtain temporary professional licenses while they work to fulfill any unmet requirements. This is all in an effort to get military personnel back in the workforce.