ERLANGER, Ky. / FORT CAVAZOS, Texas (FOX 44) – DAV (Disabled American Veterans) and RecruitMilitary co-hosted a Hiring Event at Fort Cavazos on Wednesday.
The event took place from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Lone Star Conference Center, located on Wainwright Drive. The event was free to veterans, their spouses, active-duty military personnel and members of the National Guard and Reserve.
More than 60 employers were on-site representing a range of industries – from construction to medical to administrative and logistics. Career opportunities ranging from entry level to senior management were available.
In addition to employment assistance, attendees could use career counseling and resumé assistance, network with fellow veterans and military personnel and get support with their Department of Veterans Affairs benefits and claims assistance at no cost.
Event organizers said that DAV sponsored more than 90 in-person and virtual job fairs in 2023. Since the inception of its employment initiative in 2014, there have been nearly 274,000 attendees and more than 167,000 job offers.
Last year, DAV developed The Veteran Advantage: DAV Guide to Hiring and Retaining Veterans with Disabilities. This guide offers best practices and helpful tools for employers and strives to inspire more organizations to consider the veteran talent pool.