By Derek Gean

Dozens of employers fill Nutter Field House during a recent SFL—TAP Hiring Fair.

FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (July 24, 2018) — A Soldier for Life — Transition Assistance Program Hiring Fair is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, in Building 470.

The Hiring Event is designed to connect transitioning service members, veterans and their spouses to employers who are hiring or plan to hire soon.

“The hiring fair process is an excellent method of connecting the right employer with the right candidate,” said Alfredia Williams, Transitions Services specialist.

During this event, job seekers will have an opportunity to potentially interview for multiple jobs at one location.

“Our goal is for job seekers to leave the hiring fair with a tentative job offers or follow-on interview,” said Steven Beem, Transitions Services manager.

Williams said transitioning from the military can be an uncertain time for service members and their families, so this event can create opportunities for job seekers to market their skills and network with numerous employers.

“The hiring fair can help prepare them for the next phase of their lives by having jobs waiting for them before their transition date, Williams said.

More than 40 employers are expected to participate in the event. Available jobs encompass a variety of career paths and opportunities in the government, trucking, healthcare, law enforcement, insurance and defense industries.

“This list is not all-inclusive, but is a broad representation of industries being represented at this hiring event,” Williams said.

Participants are encouraged to dress professionally for the event.

“Remember a face-to-face meeting with any potential employer is a job seeker’s opportunity to provide a lasting positive first impression,” Williams said.

Jobseekers should bring copies of their resume to the event.

“It is very imperative that job seekers make sure their resume is correct, updated, and in a professional format,” Williams said.

For more information, call 573.596.0175.