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Many of the 150 veterans who attended the New Year, New Career job fair on Jan. 18 left with new contacts, job leads and in some cases, interviews.

In its fifth year, more than 40 employers representing a wide variety of industries participated in the fair.

“Military career fairs re a great opportunity for veteran job seekers,” said Kelley Koons, veterans services specialist for Military Veterans Resource Center (MVRC) and fair organizer.

“They give veterans a chance to meet employers who value their and give them an edge over others during the hiring process,” Koons added.

Employers were just as pleased as the job seekers who attended the fair.

Dee Terrie from Caterpillar said that they scheduled 17 interviews at the fair. Ten of those interviewed moved on to second interviews and four have already started working.

Terrie added that she was pleased with the applicants from the job fair and looks forward to participating again next year.

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