Huge Veteran’s Job & Education Fair Scheduled for Friday, May 18
Ontario Convention Center teams up with State EDD on massive one-stop event for vets.
Ontario, CA– More than 2,000 veterans are expected to attend a dual event designed to help them find jobs, gain access to services and benefits, and learn more about the many educational opportunities available to them at the Employment Options Expo and Honor a Hero, Hire a Vet event scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, May 18 at the Ontario Convention Center.
The California Economic Development Department is coordinating the “Honor a Hero, Hire a Vet” job fair event along with several veteran’s agencies and organizations. More than 80 employers, representing a wide variety of industries, will be hiring. A variety of workshops, presentations and a Veteran’s Empowerment Corner will provide information and counseling on benefits and services available to vets and their families. The Mobile Veterans Center will offer confidential counseling throughout the day.
The Ontario Convention Center is coordinating an educational component as part of its Employment Options Expo to further enhance career and training opportunities available to vets through area colleges, universities and trade schools.
“This is a very important event for all veterans, their friends and families,” said Bob Brown, general manager and CEO of the Ontario Convention Center. “This isn’t just a job fair. We have teamed up with a number of agencies and organizations to provide a comprehensive offering of benefits and services available.”
Employment Options Expo/Help a Hero, Hire A Vet, 9:00 to 1 p.m. Friday, May 18
(Opening ceremonies begin at 8:30), Ontario Convention Center, 2000 E. Convention Center Way, Ontario. Free parking and admission
This is an ideal time for veterans seeking to further their education, said Tana Sanderson, director of military and veterans relations for the University of Redlands, a major sponsor of the event. “The Post 9-11 GI Bill provides unprecedented financial benefits to qualified veterans. In many instances, the benefits available can cover the full cost of tuition and also provide money for housing, supplies and even tutoring.” The event is designed for veterans, but all members of the public may attend.
The Ontario Convention Center is contemporary in design and equipped with the latest in technology. The Convention Center boasts over 225,000 total square feet of exhibit, meeting and function space. An ideal venue for conventions, tradeshows, exhibits and meetings, the Convention Center provides a full range of technology services, including Wi-Fi, Internet, DS3 and video-conferencing capabilities. For more information about the Ontario Convention Center, operated by Philadelphia-based SMG, visit www.ontariocc.com or call (909) 937-3000.