Hiring our heroes: Service members, veterans engage with civilian employers during Veteran Hiring Event
ORLANDO, Fla. – More than 1,200 Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, veterans and their spouses engaged with scores of recruiters representing dozens of private companies and government agencies during a Veteran Hiring Event held Jan. 10 at the David R. Wilson Armed Forces Reserve Center.
Sponsored by CareerSource Central Florida and the Private Public Partnership of the U.S. Army Reserve, the event featured 55 employers ranging from national retailers such as Walgreens and Home Depot to state and local government organizations such as the Florida Highway Patrol and Orange County Fire Rescue Department. Many employers advertised hundreds of careers requiring a variety of creative, technical and managerial skill sets, while a few corporations offered new hire training programs designed exclusively for veterans and service members.
The Veteran Hiring Event coincided with three military branches conducting their respective drill weekends under one roof. A majority of the service members shaking hands and handing resumes wore the insignia of the 143d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), an Army Reserve logistics and transportation headquarters unit.
Photos by Capt. Jamie Padgett and Sgt. John L. Carkeet IV, 143d ESC