Employees partner to produce career expo for veterans

When the Washington State Convention Center started to see more veterans applying to their job openings, they realized they wanted to do something to help veterans improve their job seeking skills. So, they teamed up with King County Veterans Program and WorkSource Seattle-King County to put on a Career Expo for Veterans and their spouses.

“This partnership reflects a strong local commitment to our veterans and the sense of community we are building around them,” said Nancy Loverin, the King County Veteran’s Program Manager and the acting workforce development services administrator with the Community Services Division Employment and Education Resources.

The King County Veterans Program’s mission is to “provide compassionate professional social services to veterans, military service members and their family members seeking to obtain living stability.” The program is funded in part by the King County Veterans and Human Service Levy that was renewed in 2011 by 60% of King County voters.

“This event is an example of the work being done through the King County Veterans and Human Services Levy and we are ever mindful and appreciative to the King County tax payers for their commitment to our local veterans and their families,” Loverin said.

The expo, held on Tuesday, July 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.at the Washington State Convention Center, is targeted to newly returning veterans, but is open to all veterans and their spouses.

The job fair includes over 90 employers representing a broad range of industries, including construction, aerospace, manufacturing, information technology, health care, transportation, retail and government. The event also offers optional one-on-one resume coaching and seminars.

The Washington State Convention Center is donating space and complimentary food. The event is free to all veterans and their spouses. Discounted parking is available at the center.

To reserve a spot and pre-order a complimentary lunch, click here. Walk-ins will also be welcome.