Veterans Virtual Job Fair 2016Westchester-Putnam — In honor of Veterans Day the Westchester-Putnam Workforce Development Board in collaboration with the Office of Veterans Services of Westchester and Putnam counties, is holding a monthlong online virtual job fair right here on this Web site. The Veterans Virtual Job Fair kicked off Nov. 13 and runs for a month through Dec. 12, 2016.

 

This is the fifth year the Board is holding the virtual job fair for Veterans and past efforts have resulted in pairing Veterans with new jobs in Westchester and Putnam counties.

“Westchester is proud of our veterans and we want to make sure they are always able to find employment,” said County Executive Astorino. “The virtual job fair is an efficient way to help veterans find jobs by connecting them directly to employers. I encourage all veterans who are seeking employment to use this excellent resource.”

Veterans who may be transitioning in the near future, or have already left the service, can use the online portal to connect with employers in Westchester and Putnam. Instead of traveling, the job fair is brought to them via the Internet. Veterans build a profile, upload a resume, and can immediately start perusing jobs from wherever they are stationed

For employers the process is easy as well; they can create an account, post jobs, and search resumes based on the criteria or job skills they are seeking all from Employers Post a Job page. Employers can actually connect with qualified Veterans from around the world, saving time and money for everyone.

Businesses in Westchester and Putnam are encouraged to list jobs that will be targeted to Veterans as a priority. Career Center staff are available to assist businesses with identifying qualified Veterans for the positions listed. Veterans will be screened and referred to employers based on their qualifications for the jobs posted. Business representatives are also welcome to come to one of the centers for assistance and interviews once candidates are narrowed down.

The virtual job fair works well as it allows for screenings for specific jobs, which reduces the number of candidates an employer’s sees to only those who are most likely to be hired.

“We have always provided priority of service to our veterans and their eligible spouses through the Putnam Workforce Partnership, our local One Stop Career Center,” said Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell. “Because candidates can conveniently access employment opportunities from home via computer or at a career center, partnering with Westchester County to extend this virtual job fair to our veterans is a perfect complement to our existing programs. We hope that as a result of this connection between our veterans and local employers, that more of our veterans will find quality employment.”

Get connected today. Job-seekers can get started by creating an account. Businesses can get started by creating accounts, too, and posting jobs

For more information, call (914) 995-4976 or (914) 995-8631.

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