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Career Fair For Military, Veterans, Familly Members Returns To Wright-Patt

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The Miami Valley's Military Veterans Resource Center (MVRC) is hosting its third annual job fair for active duty service members, veterans and their family members on Thursday.  More than 50 military-friendly employers are taking part in the event, according to Abby Reynolds with the MVRC.

“All of our employers value the extensive training that they have and they also really like the fact that veterans know how to be leaders, work well in a group with others and they can adapt on their feet really quickly,” she said.

Reynolds says the unemployment rate for military veterans has gotten better. Numbers aren’t out yet for 2015 but in 2014 it was just 3.1 percent for Ohio veterans, according to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

Lower unemployment for vets could be the result of programs like the Veterans Business Support Center launched in July of 2014—the OhioMeansJobs program makes it easier for employers to connect with veterans.

The career fair runs Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hope Hotel at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. 

Jerry began volunteering at WYSO in 1991 and hosting Sunday night's Alpha Rhythms in 1992. He joined the YSO staff in 2007 as Morning Edition Host, then All Things Considered. He's hosted Sunday morning's WYSO Weekend since 2008 and produced several radio dramas and specials . In 2009 Jerry received the Best Feature award from Public Radio News Directors Inc., and was named the 2023 winner of the Ohio Associated Press Media Editors Best Anchor/News Host award. His current, heart-felt projects include the occasional series Bulletin Board Diaries, which focuses on local, old-school advertisers and small business owners. He has also returned as the co-host Alpha Rhythms.