Portage legion to host job fair May 2

2013-04-22T00:00:00Z Portage legion to host job fair May 2Joyce Russell joyce.russell@nwi.com, (219) 762-1397, ext. 2222 nwitimes.com

PORTAGE | Portage American Legion Post 260 will host a federally-sponsored Hiring Our Heroes job fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 2 at the post, 5675 Mulberry Ave.

The event is open to veterans, active duty military, members of the national guard and reserve components and military spouses. It is sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, the Department of Labor Veterans' Employment and Training Service, the Indiana Committee of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the American Legion, NBC News and others.

Post 260 Ladies Auxiliary President Bernadette Esparza said the Portage post was offered the opportunity to host the regional event because it has a large enough facility to accommodate employers and job seekers.

"We see a lot of veterans coming back from the war with problems. We want to help our community and hopefully, they will take advantage of it," said Esparza, adding it is the only such event being offered in Lake and Porter counties and is open to anyone in Northwest Indiana.

So far, she said, they have 19 employers signed up and hope to get more before May 2.

Prospective employers may register for the event at HOH.Greatjob.net. Job seekers may register at the same web site, but registration is not mandatory. Walk-ins will be welcome.

For additional information, email hiringourheroes@uschamber.com or call (202) 463-5807.

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