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Maine’s annual Hire-A-Vet campaign, a statewide effort to commit at least 100 employers to hire at least 100 veterans and military family members during a 100-day period, is kicking off with an in-person hiring fair Aug. 26 (12N-4pm) at the Augusta Civic Center.

Preceding the hiring fair, at 10 a.m., there will be a “Kickoff Opening Ceremony” featuring guest speakers.

The campaign is expecting to feature over 100 hiring employers and resource providers at the kickoff event, which is open to all job seekers, not just veterans.

Labor Commissioner Laura Fortman says:

Veterans have received valuable training during their military service that can transfer to in-demand civilian skills. The Maine Hire-A-Vet Campaign is one tool we use to connect veterans with employers, and employers with the skilled workforce they are looking for. I encourage any veteran, or military spouse, searching for their next job, or an employer searching for their next employee, to consider participating in this year’s campaign, which will feature both in-person and virtual events.

The Maine Hire-A-Vet campaign provides support for employers to expand the hiring of veterans through a network of state and federal agencies, resources and nonprofits, education on military language and culture, recruiting and hiring assistance, and recognition for the hiring and advancement of veterans and military family members.

Employers can sign up to participate, and get more information at https://www.mainecareercenter.com/mhav/. Employer registrations are due by August 20 in order to ensure space.

Follow the campaign on Facebook at facebook.com/mainehireavet

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