Duluth Job Fair for Veterans

Job Fair Helps Veterans

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Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton proclaimed July “Hire a Veteran Month.”

His administration is encouraging employers to connect military service members with employment opportunities.

“Checking out what’s out there,” said Duane Valure who is a veteran. “Recently laid off from the railroad so kinda looking for something else.”

In conjunction with “Hire a Veteran Month” the Duluth Workforce Center and Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development hosted the first Veteran Job and Resource Fair.

“It’s not bad, they did a real good job setting it up,” said Valure.

A little more than 20 employers filled out the space with temporary and permanent jobs ranging from health to government and engineering.

Military personnel and employers say there are some pretty good incentives when you hire a veteran.

“There’s the leadership aspect, the ability to work under limited instructions,” said Valure. “To mentor other coworkers, they just step forward. They just dig right in. That’s just the way it’s always been.”

The workforce center tells FOX 21 they plan on hosting the event again next year.

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