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Metro to Hold Veterans Employment Fair on June 26

Wednesday June 19, 2019

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), in collaboration with several state and local organizations, will hold a Veterans Employment Fair on Wednesday, June 26, to help military veterans gain good jobs that lead to meaningful careers. All job seekers are welcome to participate.

This joint undertaking will provide meaningful opportunities for employment, professional development, networking and access to Veteran Service Organizations (VSO’s) to meet the needs of this underserved population.

Seventy-five public and private employers will be recruiting and hiring during the job fair. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, at the Carson Civic Center, 801 E. Carson Street, Carson, CA 90745.

Metro and its partners recommend all applicants wear business-type clothing, bring copies of updated resumes and be ready to provide information such as employment history and other pertinent facts during job interviews.

Metro’s Measure M program is spurring the largest public infrastructure expansion in the United States. With four major transportation construction projects underway and 50 percent of Metro’s workforce eligible for retirement by 2024, Metro already faces the challenge of filling positions in construction, management, project management, contract administration, maintenance, operations and many other positions.

Metro has found that Veterans are a good and reliable pool of job seekers who have received exceptional training in leadership and technical skills that make them uniquely qualified to learn to perform many types of jobs.

For information or to register to attend the event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/metro-veteran-employment-and-resource-fair-summer-slam-2019-tickets-60892430900

The event is a collaborative effort between the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), Los Angeles County, the Los Angeles Sparks, US Vets (Inglewood & Long Beach), the American Red Cross Los Angeles Region, The Salvation Army, the California Department of Rehabilitation (DOR), Tierney Center for Vets Service, Habitat for Humanity Greater Los Angeles, Military & Veterans Affairs County of Los Angeles and Radio 102.3 KJLH.

About Metro
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is unique among the nation’s transportation agencies. Created in 1993, Metro is a multimodal transportation agency that transports about 1.3 million passengers daily on a fleet of 2,200 clean air buses and six rail lines. The agency also oversees bus, rail, highway and other mobility-related building projects and leads transportation planning and programming for Los Angeles County.

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