Hiring Our Heroes Veterans Job Fair
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Hiring Fair: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Employment Workshop: 8:30 a.m.
To be Held at the University of Phoenix Learning Center
1310 East 104th Street
Kansas City, MO 64131
Potential employees, who are U.S. Military Veterans, may register on site at to attend the job fair.
Public transportation has the potential to enhance the quality of life for all Americans, and perhaps none more so than our veterans returning from overseas duties. Transportation can help to connect with work, education, health care, and other important services. This job fair highlights career paths for U.S. Military Veterans in public transportation – both private and public sector positions – including management, operations, maintenance, engineering, manufacturing, and technology. APTA business members, regional public transportation systems, and other organizations will have representatives at the job fair to help chart pathways to new jobs and professions. Hiring Our Heroes has hosted more than 650 hiring fairs in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia. Through June 30th, 2013 – 21,600 veterans and military spouses had obtained jobs.
The job fair grew from APTA’s Military/Transportation Cooperative Initiative Task Force. In addition to APTA, sponsors and participants include U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, local chambers of commerce, Department of Labor Veterans’ Employment & Training Service, PA Committee, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, American Legion, NBC News, and other local partners.
Visit APTA’s Veteran and Military Family Resource Center at www.apta.com, on the home page select Resource Library and Hot Topics. Employers register by visiting www.HOH.greatjob.net.
Mountain Line Transit Authority (MLTA) in Morgantown, West Virginia honors the veteran community in many ways, but primarily through their many hiring initiatives and their T-OPS (Transportation Options) program.
In April of 2010 Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, visited Morgantown to challenge MLTA General Manager David Bruffy and other community leaders to provide a support mechanism for returning veterans and their families. This visit was the impetus for VetConnection.org, a non- profit organization for which MLTA was a founding partner. VetConnection is a one-stop portal that serves United States military veterans and their families by providing resources and information for jobs, healthcare, job training, education, housing assistance, financial guidance, legal advice and more.
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