Women conversing at a career fairThroughout the month of August, in-person and virtual career fairs will take place nationwide. Career fairs are great places to meet with employers and recruiters who can tell you about their latest job openings. Attend a career fair this month and advance your job search!

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Ticket to Work logo and The Seal of the United States Social Security Administration
Ticket to Work logo and The Seal of the United States Social Security Administration
Ticket to Work logo and The Seal of the United States Social Security Administration
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Start Your Job Search in August at a Career Fair

Aug 4, 2015

Women conversing at a career fairThroughout the month of August, in-person and virtual career fairs will take place nationwide. Career fairs are great places to meet with employers and recruiters who can tell you about their latest job openings. Attend a career fair this month and advance your job search!

Veteran Recruiting (Virtual)

The Veteran Recruiting virtual career fairs connect transitioning service members, veterans, military spouses and employers in real time. The Veteran Recruiting virtual career fair is delivered to you over the Internet so you can participate from anywhere in the world. Since 2011, more than 101,000 veterans have been hired by the companies that have participated in the online Veteran Recruiting fairs, and more than 1.4 million veterans have attended.

August 18 - Register here for virtual Veteran Recruiting fair

Diversity Employment Day Career Fairs (In-Person)

Diversity Employment Day Career Fairs provide recruiters access to the United States' largest pool of diverse, multi-cultural and qualified professionals. It is the only career fair that targets candidates from all classes covered under the Title VII Civil Rights Act of 1964. This includes women, minorities, seniors, lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (GLBT) people and people with disabilities. Diversity Career Fairs are held annually in most major cities where the mayor and/or governor proclaim "Diversity Employment Day."

August 12 - Denver, CO
August 26 - Portland, OR

Hiring Our Heroes (In-Person)

Hiring Our Heroes, a program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, helps veterans, transitioning service members and military spouses find meaningful employment. Hiring Our Heroes has hosted more than 560 hiring fairs in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia.

•    August 12 - Little Rock, AR
•    August 12 - Salt Lake City, UT
•    August 13 - Farmingdale, NY
•    August 20 - Detroit, MI
•    August 25 - San Francisco, CA
•    August 26 - Fort Drum, NY (Transition Summit)
•    August 26 - Fort Polk, LA
•    August 27 - Tucson, AZ
•    August 27 - Fort Polk, LA
•    August 27 - Arlington, VA (Networking Reception)

If you are a Social Security disability beneficiary and you want to work, a career fair can help you start your job search, and the Ticket to Work program can support you along your journey to financial independence. To learn more about Ticket to Work, call 1-866-968-7842 (V) or 1-866-833-2967 (TTY).

 

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