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4th Annual “Hiring Red White and You!” Veterans Job Fair slated

BEAUMONT — The annual statewide Veterans Job Fair, “Hiring Red, White & You!” will be hosted by Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas in Port Arthur, at the Bob Bowers Civic Center, on Thursday, November 12, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) and the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) are Workforce Partners in the event along with the Texas Medical Center. Since 2012, the Hiring Red, White and You! Veterans Job Fair has helped 31,000 veterans to meet with more than 4,700 employers statewide, according to the TWC.

Southeast Texas employers and businesses have supported the Veterans Job Fair since its inception and this year, the event has a record number of early registrations. In 2014, 66 business and ten educational entities and training institutions met with 347 jobs seekers. These Veterans, who have served our country and helped preserve freedom for people across the world, are disciplined, experienced and have occupational skills that benefit may companies. Also, employers who hire qualified Veterans can receive up to $9,600.00 in federal tax credit through the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) program.

Interested employers and businesses are encouraged to sign up now with online registration at www.setworks.org. There is no cost to participate and space is limited. For more information or assistance with registration, contact a Workforce Solutions Business Solutions Consultants at 409-719-4750. Workforce Center staff will be on hand to assist employers and job seekers throughout the job fair.