Goodwill to Give Veterans the VIP Treatment at Veteran Job Fair on May 9



Goodwill to Give Veterans the VIP Treatment at Veteran Job Fair on May 9

Veteran Unemployment Rate in Nevada Lowest it has been in Nine Years


As part of Goodwill of Southern Nevada’s successful Veteran Integration Program, local veterans will receive the VIP treatment at the nonprofit’s Veteran Job Fair presented by USAA Bank on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at Goodwill’s Career Connections at 1280 W. Cheyenne Ave. (at MLK Blvd.), North Las Vegas, NV 89030.

Veterans will receive priority registration for free workshops starting at 9 a.m. focusing on building stronger resumes, interview tips and financial literacy. In addition, veterans will have the opportunity to be seen first by employers during the job fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Those interested in attending the workshops &/or the job fair can register online at

Employers will include Allied Barton, Associated Builders and Contractors, Caesars Entertainment, Delta, Goodwill of Southern Nevada, Sears, Starbucks, My Next Career Path Staffing, The Cosmopolitan, Williams-Sonoma and more.

At its peak in mid-2011, the veteran unemployment rate in Nevada was 14.7%, almost double the national average at the time. According to the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR), the jobless rate for veterans for the past twelve months is now 3.8%, the lowest in nine years.

As a direct result of this community’s needs, mission leaders at Goodwill of Southern Nevada started the Veteran Integration Program in 2012, a specialized job placement and training service focused on the specific needs veterans and family members face when re-entering the workforce.

Since inception of the program, 1,123 local veterans and immediate family members who faced multiple barriers to employment have become employed at businesses around the valley.

“Our Veteran Integration Program continues to be part of the solution here in Southern Nevada,” said Steve Chartrand, president & CEO of Goodwill of Southern Nevada. “It is staffed by veterans who know the unique challenges veterans face when adjusting to civilian life. We are proud to serve those who have served us and help our local economy grow stronger year by year.”


Goodwill of Southern Nevada Veteran Job Fair Timeline – May 9
ADDRESS: 1280 W. Cheyenne Ave. (at MLK)



7:30 a.m. Reception
8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Honor Guard & Program
Starting at 9:00 a.m. FREE Job Seeker Workshops

Resume Essentials : 9:00 a.m. to 9:20 a.m.

Interview Ingredients: 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Wells Fargo Financial Literacy: 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

10:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. Job Fair open, veterans receive priority


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Goodwill to Give Veterans the VIP Treatment at Veteran Job Fair on May 9
Goodwill to Give Veterans the VIP Treatment at Veteran Job Fair on May 9