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News | Aug. 24, 2020

Soldier and Family Assistance Program to host virtual employment fair

By Amanda Surmeier USAREC Public Affairs

Soldiers and family members across U.S. Army Recruiting Command are invited to participate in employment preparedness workshops throughout September and October to get ready for a virtual job fair Oct. 22.

The USAREC Family Programs office is working with Hire Heroes USA to coordinate the command-wide events.

A series of workshops to prepare individuals for the fair will begin September 1 and will be offered through various online platforms. Topics include writing, interviewing techniques, budgeting and other financial tips, dressing for success, and how to deal with rejection.

This is the first time a command-wide event like this has been offered, and the USAREC Soldier and Family Assistance Branch is hopeful the virtual fair will help family members find careers, aid in addressing financial concerns, and keep our families resilient during these challenging times.

"We are truly excited that we are able to bring this employment fair to our recruiting families virtually for the first time,” Soldier and Family Assistance Branch Chief Angela Darland said. “We hope for maximum participation so that we can ensure our families are self-reliant and strong." 

Spouse employment is a consistent concern for military spouses and the Army. Employment Readiness programs at installation Army Community Services offices, the Department of Defense’s Military Spouse Employment Partnerships, and the Executive Order 13473 for military spouse preference all assist local spouses, but this event will help bridge the gap with geo-dispersed spouses.

The virtual event aims to help geographically dispersed family members increase their opportunities, establish a career path, retire on their own, network, make their own money, make friends, and gain relevant experience.

A comprehensive schedule of classes can be found on the U.S. Army Recruiting Command Soldier and Family Assistance Branch Facebook events page: https://www.facebook.com/USARECSFAB/ or on their website https://recruiting.army.mil/hq/HRD/SFA/

 

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