The American Legion - Department of NJVeterans Job Fair

Free Hiring Fair for Veterans Wednesday May 4th

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The American Legion Family:

Attached is a flyer for our 4th annual Camden BB&T Pavilion (formerly Susquehanna Bank Center) job fair for May 4, 2016 from 3 – 7 pm.  The flyer may look different from the past, but we are the same NJ Camden County and Legion team that brought you the previous very successful 3 events, and the same American Legion Committee that has hosted and conducted the 32 job fairs since 2011.  Please give this the widest distribution for the benefit of our military, veterans and spouses.

FYI, if you are in need of explaining why employers should hire our brothers and sisters, listed below are some of the many attributes and traits of our service members and veterans.

  1. Accelerated learning curve, Veterans have the proven ability to learn new skills and concepts.
  1. Leadership, The military trains people to lead by example as well as through direction, delegation, motivation, and inspiration..
  1. Teamwork, Veterans understand how genuine teamwork grows out of a responsibility to one’s colleagues.
  1. Diversity and inclusion in action, Veterans have learned to work side by side with individuals regardless of diverse race, gender, geographic origin, ethnic background, religion, and economic status as well as mental, physical, and attitudinal capabilities.
  1. Efficient performance under pressure, Veterans understand the rigors of tight schedules and limited resources. They have developed the capacity to know how to accomplish priorities on time, in spite of tremendous stress. They know the critical importance of staying with a task until it is done right.
  2. Respect for procedures, Veterans have gained a unique perspective on the value of accountability. They can grasp their place within an organizational framework, becoming responsible for subordinates’ actions to higher supervisory levels. They know how policies and procedures enable an organization to exist.
  3. Technology and globalization, Because of their experiences in the service, veterans are usually aware of international and technical trends pertinent to business and industry. They can bring the kind of global outlook and technological savvy that all enterprises of any size need to succeed.
  4. Integrity, Veterans know what it means to do “an honest day’s work.” Prospective employers can take advantage of a track record of integrity, often including security clearances. This integrity translates into qualities of sincerity and trustworthiness.
  5. Conscious of health and safety standards, Thanks to extensive training, veterans are aware of health and safety protocols both for themselves and the welfare of others. Individually, they represent a drug-free workforce that is cognizant of maintaining personal health and fitness.
  1. Triumph over adversity, In addition to dealing positively with the typical issues of personal maturity, veterans have frequently triumphed over great adversity. They likely have proven their mettle in mission critical situations demanding endurance, stamina, and flexibility. They may have overcome personal disabilities through strength and determination.

Admittedly this event may not be within your area, but it is being provided to you to further demonstrate the value-added of our Department, and please still publicize for the good of the Legion Brand!  Thank you for your pending support!

For God and Country,
Bob Looby, Chairman,
Employment & Education Committee
Department of New Jersey
Past State Commander

“Say YES, Because You Never Know What An Opportunity It Might Bring”

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