Spring Veterans Job and Resource Fair

K. Patricia Bouweraerts
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Prior Veterans Job and Resource Fairs have typically featured 50-65 employers and resource organizations.

A community Veterans Job and Resource Fair will take place at Truckee Meadows Community College on Friday, May 5, and it is open to all local veterans, their spouses, and student veterans at other colleges.

This will be the fourth fair of its kind at TMCC.

“We’re welcoming all veterans to the Veterans Job and Resource Fair, and interested employers and resource organizations,” said Kelley Wong, Career Center Coordinator. “Friday is a great day to come up to campus with plentiful parking. We also have more room, so there is still time for additional vendors to reserve a table—and it’s free.”

  • When: Friday, May 5, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Where: V. James Eardley Student Center, Dandini Campus, 7000 Dandini Blvd., in Reno

So far, about 32 regional employers and veterans resource associations have registered for the Fair. In the past, 50–65 tables are typically filled, representing a wide variety of industries and local support organizations.

“We are very excited to bring another veteran-specific job and resource fair to the region,” said Zachary Totans, Veterans Resource Center Coordinator. “It's an outstanding opportunity to meet motivated local employers and resources who are looking to hire and assist veterans in Northern Nevada. This event has grown every year and TMCC will continue to provide this service to support the veterans of our great community.”

For the Fall event, employers represented fields including banking, education, health care, law enforcement, logistics, manufacturing, nonprofit organizations, retail and transportation.

Large employers such as the Nevada Department of Transportation, Tesla, Inc., and United States Forest Service were represented.

Employers and organizations new for the Spring Fair are the following:

  • Bristlecone Family Resources
  • Hodges Transportation, Inc.
  • Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project
  • Renown Health
  • Sierra Pacific Industries
  • Vistaprint®

Fair attendees can visit with veteran-friendly employers, hand out resumes and meet representatives of the veteran-centered resources.

“Veterans are actually filling out applications and getting jobs directly through the Fair,” Wong said. “It’s definitely led to interviews and hiring.”

There is also an active Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) Program at TMCC. VUB helps and supports veterans in college preparation, career planning, placement exams and steps to admission. For more information, call them at 775-829-9007.

For more information about employment events or Career Center workshops at TMCC, please email Kelley Wong or call her at 775-674-7645.