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8th Annual Muskegon Veterans Jobs Fair an opportunity for employers and jobseekers

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Unemployment across West Michigan remains low with skilled labor in high demand. Today in Muskegon County, nearly 60 employers are participating in the 8th Annual Muskegon Veterans Job Fair.

When the Muskegon Veterans Jobs Fair began in 2012 the unemployment rate there was hovering around 10 percent.

“We had people lined out into the parking lot.”

That’s the event’s founder, former State Rep. Holly Hughes.

“People were looking for work. And now that’s totally changed, now work’s looking for people.”

Fifty-nine employers from various industries with entry-level to skilled positions available will meet and interview prospective employees at the Thursday, June 13th event. Hughes says if you already have a job but are looking for a better job, this is your opportunity recommending you arrive with resume in hand and dressed to impress.

“People are seeing the value of veterans and snapping them up and so it’s exciting to see that because the faster a veteran can get back into the community and earning money for themselves and their family the better off they are. But having said that, it’s not just for veterans it’s for everybody as well. Anybody that needs a job, there’s 59 companies there with all kinds of positions, waiting for you.”

The Muskegon Veterans Job Fair is today from 10am to 1pm at the L.C. Walker Arena in downtown Muskegon.

Patrick Center, WGVU News.