ACAP, ACS host job fairs. Whether you’re getting out of the Army or just hunting for that perfect job, uncertainties about your employment and financial status can be intimidating.
For the fourth time, the Army Career and Alumni Program has partnered with the Army Community Service Employment Readiness Program to host two job fairs at Ft. Campbell. For interviewing tips, the Courier has an insert in today’s issue.
On Wednesday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., ACAP will offer an International and National Job Fair at Cole Park Commons, for transitioning Soldiers, and March 21, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., a job fair will be open publicly to local veterans and Family members of the Soldiers who are still serving.
In February, the unemployment rate was 7.7 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
“That does not include the people who say, ‘I’m not looking for a job anymore,’ so really it’s like 14.7 percent,” said ACAP Transition Services Manager Harold Riggins. “Our veteran unemployment rate is higher than both of those numbers.”
Previously, it would take six months for Riggins to organize for a job fair, for this one, it only took seven weeks. Riggins said companies are contacting him for booth set-ups.
ACAP is expecting at least 1,200 job seekers for the first job fair, 1,400 for the second and more than 120 various employers to attend both days. Information about appropriate clothing, resume preparedness and a list of the participating employers can be found at www.acap.army.mil or www.facebook.com/FortCampbellACAP and the insert in today’s Courier.