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Upcoming hiring event held for military members, veterans

FORT SILL, Okla._Military members and veterans who are looking for jobs can get a boost for a hiring event at Fort Sill later this month.

The event is designed to give all U.S. military veterans, transitioning service members, National Guard members, Army Reserve members and their spouses a chance to find and interview for jobs. Participating employers will have jobs that they are ready to fill and will be interviewing eligible applicants on the spot.

The project manager at Lawton’s Oklahoma Works says there will be several different types of jobs at the event.

"Industry jobs, depending upon the organizations that come there. In some cases, it could be my industry, transportation, logistics, administrative, in some instances we might even have fast food organizations and food industry. We have between 35 to 40 or 50 businesses,” James Taylor, Oklahoma Works program manager.

Interested individuals can register at www.okmilitaryconnection.com. The event will take place on September 25 from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. in building 3955 of the Armed Forces Reserve Center on Fort Sill.

While walk-ins are welcomed to the event, applicants who send their resume in early have a better chance of being matched with employers. There will also be a pre-event workshop focusing on interview preparation, resume pointers and attire Thursday at the Oklahoma Works office at 1711 SW 11th Street in Lawton.

You can register for the workshop by calling (580) 357-3500.

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