Morgan State hosts hiring event for veterans and their families

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An Estimated 70 Employers to Participate, Interviewing Veterans and Hiring on the Spot

In the follow-up to the success of the first annual Veterans Hiring Event held last year at Morgan State University, the University’s Office of Veterans Engagement and the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation (DLLR) are once again partnering to help United States veterans and their families find employment. On Wednesday, March 1, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., approximately 70 registered employers and three veterans resource providers (claims, transition services, housing, and financial consultants) hailing from throughout the state of Maryland and DC, will gather to participate in the Second Annual Veterans Hiring Event at Morgan. More than 200 veterans and other applicants are anticipated to participate in this year’s event surpassing last year’s total of 150 attendees. For this year’s event, ONLY veterans will be able to meet with and interview with employers during the first hour (10 a.m. to 11 a.m.). The first-hour “veterans priority” will give those who have served a less encumbered opportunity to have resumes reviewed, interview, or get hired on the spot. The remainder of the event schedule will be open to accommodate the family members of veterans, Morgan students, or job seekers from the general public.

The purpose of this event is to connect Maryland’s veteran community with employment opportunities and resources. Through the efforts of its Office of Veteran Engagement, Morgan State University has held a long-standing commitment to the military and the veterans community, earning the institution the designation as a 2017 Military Friendly® School. The Office of Veterans Engagement has also established partnerships with veteran-based community organizations such as NABVETS and MCVets.

To attend this event registration is required. Registration is available online: http://events.morgan.edu/event/veterans-hiring-fair/

WHO: James Rzepkowski, Assistant Secretary for the Division of Workforce Development and Adult Learning

LeRoy Thomas, Veterans Program Manager, State of Maryland

Dr. David Wilson, President, Morgan State University

70 Maryland and DC Employers

WHEN: Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

10:00 – 11:00 am [Scheduled for Veterans Only]

WHERE: Morgan State University

University Student Center | Calvin & Tina Tyler Ballroom

1700 E. Cold Spring Lane

Baltimore, MD 21251

Morgan State University, founded in 1867, is a Carnegie-classified Doctoral Research Institution offering more than 70 academic programs leading to bachelor’s degrees as well as programs at the master’s and doctoral levels. As Maryland’s premier public urban research university, Morgan serves a multiethnic and multiracial student body and seeks to ensure that the doors of higher education are opened as wide as possible to as many as possible. More information about the university is available at www.morgan.edu.