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Veteran Job Fair in Kennewick

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March 15, 2012 -

KENNEWICK, Wash. - Worksource teamed up with the Society for Human Resource Management for a veteran job fair in Kennewick today.

For the third year in a row, Worksource has held the job fair. Leading up to it, they have a week of preparation classes for any veteran who wants to attend.

Worksource says a big challenge for a many veterans, is learning how to apply their skills from the service into skills for civilian jobs.

Kelly Snell, the Local Veteran Employment Representative for Worksource, said, "we've had about a week of solid training classes for veterans in how to prepare themselves with their resume, how to create a network, and how to market themselves and then find gainful employment."

Worksource says each year they've done the job fair, more veterans get jobs. Since the job fair last year, they say more than 3 out of 4 veterans who attended have found work.