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Job Fairs to Benefit South Jersey Veterans Scheduled for Stockton College, Cape May County

A fair is set for April 4 at Stockton and May 13 in Rio Grande.

The American Legion is partnering with several organizations to conduct two upcoming job fairs that offer opportunities to veterans in southern New Jersey, the Legion announced on Wednesday.

The first takes place April 4 at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey in Galloway, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

The second is scheduled for May 13 at the Naval Air Station Wildwood Museum at the Cape May Airport in Rio Grande, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

In each instance, the American Legion will team with the State Parole Board, Labor and Workforce Development and their regional partner to conduct a multi-faceted event providing services for employment, homelessness, criminal justice initiatives, and mental health (PTSD).

Both open events are for all active duty, National Guard, Reservists, veterans, and their spouses. All these respective and appropriate employers and service providers are encouraged to attend to assist veterans.

Participating Veterans will be invited to share their personal story of perseverance with a panel of judges during this event. Preliminary contest winners will receive prizes and compete in the Mr. & Ms. New Jersey Veteran finals later this year.

Employers that have current job openings and providers that can offer currently available services who wish to have a table at the fair hosted by Stockton should contact Patrick Shields, coordinator of Veteran Affairs, by email at Patrick.Shields@stockton.edu or by phone at 609 652-4987.

Employers that have current job openings and providers that can offer currently available services who wish to have a table at the fair in Rio Grande should contact Jessica Richardson, American Red Cross/Military Services, Jessica.richardson@redcross.org or call 609-562-3481. This fair is co-sponsored by the Citizens Veterans Advisory Committee (CVAC) of Cape May County, and the American Red Cross.

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