Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Human Resources: Job Fair for wounded troops

American Forces Information Service, reports that a job fair for severely wounded service members is to be held at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, on Sept 20.

"Hiring Heroes Career Fair" will showcase job opportunities in the federal government and private sector.

Mark Smith from the Defense Civilian Personnel Management Service told the American Forces Press Service, "If we can't find them a job in DoD, we'll try to find one within the federal government, and if we can't do that, we'll look to the private sector," Smith said. "Our bottom line is to get them employed and transition them back to civilian life as quickly and painlessly as possible."

The career fair will feature workshops in resume writing and online job-search techniques, Smith said. In addition, demonstrations of workplace computer and electronic devices to accommodate workers with disabilities will be featured

For more information about the Fort Sam Houston event or other DoD-sponsored recruiting events, visit "Civilians Working for National Defense" Web site or call (888) DOD-4USA (363-4872). The TTY number for the deaf or hard of hearing is (703) 696-5436