Job opportunities for local veterans

Job opportunities for local veterans
Fort Bliss
Friday, November 8, 2013 - 4:23pm

The men and women who risked their lives should not have to be fighting for a job too.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the national unemployment rate for all veterans is 6.3 percent. There are more than 47,000 veterans living within El Paso County.

On Monday, November 11, U.S. Representative Beto O’Rourke (D-TX-16) and administrators with Workforce Solutions Upper Rio Grande will unveil the details of a massive effort to provide thousands of job opportunities to El Paso area veterans.

The event, Red, White & You” Job Fair will be held at the El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 East Paisano, starting at 11am.

Additionally, El Paso County Judge Veronica Escobar will discuss the importance of helping our veteran community in the transition from the battlefield to the workplace.

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