2nd job fair planned for veterans

By:  Newsroom

Plans are underway for Nebraska's second Hiring Our Heroes event.

The Hiring Our Heroes Initiative will take place June 12th at the DC Centre Banquet Facility in Omaha.  State Labor Commissioner Cathy Lang said Nebraska hopes to build on the success of the Lincoln Hiring Our Heroes Fair in April.

So far about 80 businesses have registered for the Omaha fair with hundreds of openings to fill.  The event held in Lincoln last April attracted more than 350 veterans and their spouses looking for jobs. 

“For a lot of the military service members, especially the younger cohort, they may not be connected to a job as they come home and it's very important for them to re–engage in civilian life and a job is one of the first ways to do that,” said Economic Development and Labor Commissioner Cathy Lang.

For more information about the job fair in Omaha, log onto:  http://dol.nebraska.gov/employers/Hiring%20Our%20Heroes%20Flyer.pdf