april 24, 2012

Greater Media Hosts “Hire A Veteran” Job Fair to Help Returning Military Members Find Work

Job fair featured over 50 companies actively seeking to hire veterans met with dozens of former military personnel as they searched to find gainful employment

Veterans meet with Col. Stephen Abel of Rutgers University

HOLMDEL, NJ - As veterans return home from combat this year, companies are now looking to bring veterans into their organizations. And with the new tax credit to hire veterans in full effect, employers know that now is the time to hire veterans.

To this end, Greater Media, in partnership Centenary College, hosted the “Hire a Veteran” Job Fair, at the PNC Reception Center in Holmdel. The job fair featured over 50 companies actively seeking to hire veterans met with dozens of former military personnel as they searched to find gainful employment.

“We always look to give back to the community, what better way to do that then to get them hired?” said Nancy McKinley, Station Manager of Greater Media’s WMTR-WDHA Radio. “We want veterans to know that there are jobs out there, and that there are employers looking to hire veterans, and that when they come back home, they will be able to provide for their families.”

All proceeds from the event went to benefit The GI Go Fund in their continuing efforts to help all veterans find work upon returning home from combat.

“With our veterans returning home this year, we know the time is now to get them hired” said GI Go Fund Executive Director Jack Fanous. “We are working to make this the Year of the Veteran, bringing in employers to connect with veterans who are more than qualified for any position they seek. And with the new federal tax credit, now is the perfect time for veterans to discover just how valuable hiring a veteran can be.”

The G.I. Go Fund would like to thank Greater Media, Dr. Ronen Rotem, Centenary College, Carrier Clinic, and all the companies who attended the event for their strong efforts in hiring our returning veterans.