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Fort Sill hosts 'Soldier for Life' hiring event

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FORT SILL, OK (KSWO) -Fort Sill hosted their ‘Soldier for Life’ hiring event Thursday.

The event featured more than 100 businesses, agencies and colleges that were seeking employees. The businesses were accepting resumes, conducting interviews and even offering jobs to applicants on the spot.

The event was geared towards helping find jobs for soldiers leaving the military in the next year, but was also open to all veterans, military retirees and military family members.

Jane Cunningham works for the ‘Soldier for Life’ Assistant Transitions Assistance program and says hiring events like the one today are extremely important for soldiers.

"Some people have never done this before. They just came in the Army and spent 10, 15, 20, 30 years. They've never had to look for employment and it can be challenging," Cunningham said.

She says the event is unlike most career fairs because all of the companies who were represented at the event had to be actively looking to fill open positions.

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