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San Mateo County Hosts Job Fair for Veterans, Military Personnel and Their Families

job fair for veterans, military personnel and their families
San Mateo County has organized a job fair for veterans, military personnel and their families next Friday, March 1 in Redwood City.

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Veterans, military personnel and their families in the San Mateo County Those interested in careers in public service are invited to meet with more than 40 local employers at a career fair taking place on Friday, March 1 in Redwood City.

Participating employers include San Mateo County, SamTrans, San Francisco Department of Public Health, BART, East Palo Alto Police, Bay Area Air Quality Management District, universities and additional local agencies , state and federal.

The fair will also offer free career advice, resume reviews and professional headshots to job seekers.

“As a veteran, I understand the sacrifices and challenges that come with military life, and I am committed to supporting our veterans and their families in every way possible,” said Board of Supervisors Chairman Warren Slocum, who helps sponsor the event. .

“Veterans and military personnel who transition to civilian life bring with them skills that are highly valued in the civilian workforce: demonstrated leadership, teamwork and resilience,” he noted.

Although the event is completely free, a early registration.

Importantly, the career fair will serve as a networking hub for veterans and others, fostering connections and collaborations between people with shared experiences and goals.

“We want to help connect veterans and their families with organizations that will encourage them to continue serving their country and their communities,” said Claire Cunningham, director of the Human Services Agency.

Likewise, the fair helps veterans and military members transition to civilian life.

?By connecting them to meaningful career opportunities, we not only express gratitude for their service, but we also invest in the strength and prosperity of our communities. Together, we honor their invaluable skills and experiences, fostering pathways to success while investing in brighter futures for all,” explained Rocio Kiryczun, director of the County's Human Resources Department.

The event will take place on March 1 at 501 Winslow St., Redwood City, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please note that this building is on the County Center campus, located a few blocks north of the Redwood City Caltrain station. 

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Pamela Cruz
Pamela Cruz
Editor-in-Chief of Peninsula 360 Press. A communicologist by profession, but a journalist and writer by conviction, with more than 10 years of media experience. Specialized in medical and scientific journalism at Harvard and winner of the International Visitors Leadership Program scholarship from the U.S. government.


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