Greensboro job-fair to help veterans, spouses

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- A job fair aimed at hiring military veterans and their spouses will be held in Greensboro on Friday.

"Hiring Our Heroes" is a part of national effort to employ 500,000 vets and spouses by the year 2014. It's co-sponsored by the U.S. Chamber, National Chamber Foundation and Capital One.

Friday's job fair will feature 39 local employers and will be held at the Greensboro Sheraton, at 3121 High Point Road, from 1-5 p.m.

Prospective employees can pre-register at www.hoh.greatjob.net.

Veterans and spouses must present Military IDs when registering on-site.

Recent studies show employment as a top concern for veterans who often face higher unemployment rates than the rest of the country.
Friday's hiring agencies include:

  • Graham Personnel Services
  • Laboratory Corporation of America
  • J.A. White & Associates, Inc.
  • Western & Southern Life Insurance
  • Kayser-Roth Corporation
  • Fastenal Company
  • Inmar
  • FedEx Ground
  • Insphere Insurance Solutions
  • Schlumberger
  • Combined Insurance
  • Lucas Group
  • Xerox Services (Formerly ACS, A Xerox Company)
  • Bank of America/Merrill Lynch
  • Waste Industries
  • Baker Roofing Company
  • TRC Staffing Services
  • Pinnacle Staffing
  • DARRAN Furniture Industries
  • Transamerica Agency Network
  • Insphere Insurance Solutions
  • Cisco
  • RLM Communications, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo
  • Roadmaster Driver School
  • Vidant Medical Center
  • Ultimate Staffing Services/Wake County Board of Elections
  • Burlington Police Department
  • The Pantry Inc. / Kangaroo Express
  • TMC Transportation
  • TranSource, Inc.
  • Olsten Staffing Services
  • TRC
  • Greensboro Fire Department
  • Ray Moving & Storage, Inc.
  • Eaton Corporation
  • Dish Network