American Legion Offers Local Veterans Job and Benefit Fairs at Convention
The Small Business Development Workshop Series will be held on Thursday, Aug. 24 and Friday, Aug 25, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Here, veterans will be able to learn from business leaders recognized in their fields for their expertise. Pre register at the Legion.org web site.
If the answer is “yes” to all the above, then you may want to check out career enhancing opportunities that The American Legion is hosting at the 88th Annual American Legion National Convention being held in Salt Lake City, Aug 25 –31.
“Hosting these workshops is an extension of our charge to provide service to our veterans and their families,” said National Commander Tom Bock. “The first base to providing service is to give our veterans information that they need and that they can use,” Bock said.
The Small Business Development Workshop Series will be held on Thursday, Aug. 24 and Friday, Aug 25, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Here, veterans will be able to learn from business leaders recognized in their fields for their expertise.
The Benefits Fair will run on Friday, Aug 25 and Tuesday, Aug 29, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Here veterans will meet with representatives from federal agencies who can answer questions from home ownership to compensation to veterans preference.
The Legion’s Job Fair takes place on Saturday, Aug 26 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Representatives from a variety of corporations will be on hand to meet with veterans who have the military and leadership skills they are looking for.
All three workshops will be held in the Salt Palace Convention Center. Admission for all three events is $15 or free with proof of military service.
The American Legion awarded a $2,500 scholarship to Paul E. Martin, Martinsville, Virginia, Matthew Adams Abee, Murrells Inlet, South Carolina; and Tony C. Tillman II of Leesville, Louisiana.
The American Legion has supported Scouting since its first National Convention in 1919. Legion posts sponsor more than 2,700 Scouting units, serving more than 72,000 young people, at a cost of more than $1.7 million.
Louis J. Celli Jr.