Statewide job fair aims to connect Texas veterans and their families to employers

The statewide job fair will connect veterans to employers as well as other resource providers. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)
The statewide job fair will connect veterans to employers as well as other resource providers. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)

The statewide job fair will connect veterans to employers as well as other resource providers. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)

Editors note: Community Impact Newspaper removed an old link of employers attending the fair.

The Texas Workforce Commission, Workforce Solutions and the Texas Medical Center are hosting the 10th annual statewide job fair for veterans and their family members Nov. 4.

The Hiring Red, White and You! job fair is meant to help veterans, transitioning service members, military spouses, National Guard members, members of the reserve and veteran family members with finding employment and resources. Individuals who attend can expect employers looking for same-day hires, information about free skill training for jobs in demand, child care assistance and other financial support.

The in-person event will be held at various times at local Workforce Solutions offices, which are located in the Houston, San Antonio, Dallas-Fort Worth and Austin metro areas. Some job fair locations are offering early admission for transitioning service members, veterans and their spouses, while others are opening the entire event to the public.

Hiring Red, White and You! has been occurring in Texas since 2012. Since then the event organizers have worked with more than 18,000 employers, connected over 108,000 job seekers to job opportunities and facilitated over 2,800 same-day hires, according to the TWC and the Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Individuals can find information concerning event locations and times, registration and contact information here. There is a virtual option from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. that requires registration. For more information, contact a local Workforce Solutions office.
By Trent Thompson

Reporter, Austin Metro

Trent joined Community Impact Newspaper as an intern in May 2021 after graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Texas, Austin in December 2020. In July 2021, he was promoted to Austin Metro reporter. He covers several news beats from education and government to dining, transportation, nonprofits, and healthcare. However, his primary beat is business and development. Before working at CI, Trent wrote for The Daily Texan, UT's daily student newspaper, and worked on many projects of his own for his undergraduate program. In his free time Trent writes poetry, spends time with loved ones, and watches Star Wars for the hundredth time, including other new movies.



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