2012 Statewide Veteran Job Fairs come to Illinois - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

2012 Statewide Veteran Job Fairs come to Illinois

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One of the largest efforts to find employment for Veterans kicks off October 18.

The first Statewide Veteran Job Fair of 2012 is coming to communities across southern Illinois.

The Veteran-specific effort is to help Veterans compete for newly created jobs.

"We respect our military families, who have sacrificed so much. And we must continue to help our small business owners, who are leading our economic recovery," Gov. Pat Quinn said. "Bringing these groups together is a win-win-win. We help a Veteran find a job. We help a business owner find a key employee. And, together, we strengthen job creation and economic growth in Illinois."

Illinois created the Statewide Veteran Job Fair in 2005 to recognize the value that Veterans bring to Illinois' workforce. 

October 18

John A. Logan Community College

700 Logan College Road

Carterville, Illinois, 62918

9 a.m. – Noon

November 7

Suburban Advocacy for Veterans Employment

A Hiring Our Heroes Event with the

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Tellabs Center

1415 West Diehl Road

Naperville, Illinois, 60653

9 a.m. – 2p.m.

November 8

Chicago Gaelic Park

6119 147th Street

Oak Forest, Illinois, 60452

10 a.m. -3 p.m.

November 8

Bartonville National Guard Armory

3101 Airport Road

Bartonville, Illinois 61607

9 a.m.-1 p.m.

November 8

Southwestern Illinois College

2500 Carlyle Ave.

Belleville, Illinois, 62221

8:30 am – Noon

November 8

Effingham National Guard Armory

1206 West Temple Avenue

Effingham, Illinois, 62401

9 a.m. – Noon

November 9

Champaign National Guard Armory

109 E. Park Street

Champaign, Illinois 61820

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

November 9

Wilbur Wright College

4300 North Narragansett Avenue

Chicago, Illinois 60634

9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

November 15

Rolland Lewis Community Building

800 South 27th Street

Mt. Vernon, Illinois, 62864

9 a.m. – Noon

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