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Hiring Our Heroes Job Fair

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FORT BENNING, Ga. -

Military spouses and veterans hope to find jobs at the Hiring Our Heroes Job Fair at Fort Benning. Over 20 different companies attended the morning event. Hiring Our Heroes has helped over 100,000 veterans and spouses find meaningful employment around the country.

Brian Fisher served our country for 4 years in the army. When he got out in July, he had a hard time finding employment.

Fisher said, "It gets frustrating when you go somewhere and they're like no we're not hiring, or you go to many places and they just tell you that you don't qualify and it gets overwhelming, I guess you could say."

Fisher wants to provide for his wife and young daughter and is hoping the Hiring Our Heroes job fair can help.

Fisher said, "It makes the solider's that are getting out or are out feel a lot better about the opportunities that they do have."

Many military spouses also have a hard time finding employment.

Shala Anderson, a military spouse, said, "When you say you're military, they're kind of scared like oh well we don't know. You have kids? What happens if your husband deploys?"

One hiring employer knows first-hand what it feels like to be a military spouse out of work.

Jennie Lewis moved to Columbus 26 years ago as a military spouse. She says they bring a variety of skills and are very dedicated to their line of work. She has a special connection to them because she was one.

Lewis said, "I find that being a dear part of my life to help them find employment when they move to our area."

Over 130 veterans and spouses registered for the job fair and all of the companies are actively looking for employees.  

 

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