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Employers gather to hire veterans at VBC

45 organizations took part in the Hiring Our Heroes event. (Source: WAFF) 45 organizations took part in the Hiring Our Heroes event. (Source: WAFF)
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -  More than 100 veterans came out to a hiring event in Huntsville Tuesday.

Representatives from 45 companies and organizations took part in the Hiring Our Heroes job fair at the Von Braun Center. From police departments to NASA, businesses want veterans to fill their vacancies.

One man in the process of transitioning out of the military after six years believes that the skill sets veterans have makes them a huge asset to any company.

“Something that starts out and pays well, but also room for advancement,” said Dax Houston of his job search. “(I am) looking for a career, not some rinky-dink job.”

“The upside to having a veteran on your team is that you’ve got a man or woman who is already a team player,” said Ernie Lombardi of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, one of the event’s sponsors. “They’ve been highly trained in their skill sets; they are highly motivated.”

The next Hiring Our Heroes job fair in Alabama is set to take place in Montgomery this September.

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