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For Immediate Release: September 19, 2011
Contact: Kerry Koonce
Telephone: (515) 281-9646

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Job & Resource Fair for Veterans and the Public Set for October 6th
Employers Encouraged to Reserve Space Before End of September

(Iowa City) - A Veteran’s Job and Resource Fair will be held on Thursday, October 6, 2011, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Iowa National Guard Armory Complex, 4540 Melrose Avenue, in Iowa City. The event is open to the public and will provide opportunities for all job seekers to meet with employers as well as veterans to speak with local service and resource providers.

Space is available for businesses looking for highly skilled, motivated candidates with strong leadership skills. A limited amount of tables are provided. Cost is $50 with pre-registration and prepayment required. To learn more and to register, visit www.icadgroup.com/vetjobfair or contact Grant Elliot at IowaWORKS at (319) 351-1035.

“We hear that businesses are looking for candidates with leadership qualities and real world experiences. Veterans provide both,” said Brenda Dodge, Operations Director of the IowaWORKS Center in Iowa City. “This event is a great opportunity to find talented people.”

In addition to information on local employment opportunities, veterans will also have access to a variety of service providers that may assist with access to health care, counseling, training benefits, assistance with service-connected disability claims and more. Additionally, attendees are invited to participate in a workshop at 3:30 p.m. on how to best utilize the job fair.

The event is sponsored in part by IowaWORKS, Kirkwood Community College, the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, Kaplan University, the Employers’ Council of Iowa, ITT Technical Institute, Iowa City Area Development Group, the Press Citizen, and Clear Channel Radio.

For more information, please contact:

Grant Elliott, IowaWORKS, (319)351-1035 ext. 31302 or grant.elliott@iwd.iowa.gov
DaLayne Williamson, ICAD Group Workforce Business Services Director, (319) 354-3939 or dwilliamson@iowacityarea.com

Iowa Workforce Development provides a number of services 24/7 online at www.iowaworkforce.org.



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