Free job fair for veterans continues at VETCON 2016

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The Desmond will be the home to the first ever event of its kind on Tuesday.

The conference center is hosting a massive business conference that will help change the future of some of the hardest working people in the country; veterans.

The first ever VETCON began on Monday and continues Tuesday afternoon from 1:45 to 4:00 p.m.

The event aims to help veterans get back into the workforce by connecting them with job opportunities suitable for their particular skillsets.

Veterans have the opportunity to meet with an unprecedented collection of public and private businesses, non-profit and for-profit organizations and government agencies all looking to harness the potential of a service member.

Attendees will get help with resume writing, interview etiquette, and overall guidance towards a successful professional civilian career.

The conference also provides support and advice to startups and existing businesses owned by veterans.

VETCON is also a chance for vets who have fallen on hard times to get a fresh start.

“Sometimes they don’t know how to transfer their MOS, what they were doing in the military back into civilian life, they don’t know what that connection is,” said Amy Amoroso, Director of Veterans Business Outreach. “So we are going to help them with resume building, and conducting an interview. We are trying to massage what they’ve already learned in the Military back into the workforce.”

Over 300 veterans have already registered for the event.

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