Hiring Our Heroes

By: WOWT 6 News Email
By: WOWT 6 News Email
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Veterans looking for work are invited to the Hiring our Heroes Job Fair Monday in Omaha.

More than 40 employers gathered at Goodwill Industries, near 72nd and Ames, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday to help connect veterans search for a post-military job.

Not only is the career fair geared toward those freshly out of the military, but those like Paul Berg who haven't been active duty since 1985.

"I didn't realize that since I've been out of the military for so long that I'd qualify for any type of assistance, " said Berg. "So it was a big surprise and I was real happy to find out that, you know, there's people that are willing to help."

Employers told WOWT 6 News while veterans may have a different technical background, they have essential skills that are being sought after.

"We look for team-fit first and foremost and then once we bring people into the organization we will train them and make sure they're acclimated in those technical skills that they may not have directly from their military experience," said Farm Credit Services of America Recruiting Outreach Specialist Kelly Rutter.

"They're dependable. They're organized. They're professional. They offer great communications skills. So it's a really good place to find excellent candidates for the jobs that we offer," said Streck Recruiter Jenny Zebley.

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