Job Fair in Brooklyn Center Seeks Military Veterans
An event in Brooklyn Center this week had one purpose in mind — putting veterans to work
“Hiring a veteran is good business. It’s not good will,” said Ray Douha, director of veterans employment services at the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). “When you hire veterans, it’s an instant leadership. You bring in talents to your company. Service members travel abroad. They’re comfortable with diversity. They bring technology knowledge, experience. They’re adaptable. They’re flexible. They respect authority.”
The Brooklyn Center Heritage Center hosted the 17th annual Veterans Career Fair on Wednesday.
Nearly 100 employers were on site hoping to find veterans who could put their unique skill-set to work at their respective companies.
North Memorial was one of the companies on hand, and they said veterans are great candidates for careers in health care
“Those people have immediately transferable skills,” said Mark McMahan, a talent acquisition partner at North Memorial. “There’s nothing that needs to change except for them to get certified in whatever they need to be certified from a state and local perspective.”
For any veterans who weren’t able to attend this year’s career fair, DEED has a list of resources on its website.
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