A job fair specifically geared towards helping veterans was held on The Ohio State University campus Thursday.
Recruit Military and disabled veterans continue its job fair tour and is committed to helping veterans in the Buckeye state.
This afternoon, employers competed against each other to hire those who are highly trained military men and women looking to enter into the civilian workforce.
“It’s the veteran trying to match up with opportunities and understanding what employers can offer behind closed doors,” said Matt Disher, director of support services at Recruit Military.
More than 40 companies from technical jobs, sales and education opportunities met with transitioning military services members and military spouses.
Dom Caluya served in the Air Force for six years as a medical technician working with babies and wounded warriors. He is now a senior at Ohio State.
“The main employers I was looking for are logic companies,” Caluya said.
He said he hopes to land a job where he can utilize his pilot skills because flying planes is what he loves to do.
“I wanted to achieve an outside career not just for me but also for my family members,” said Caluya.
Education is also at the forefront of the job fair.
Colleges, universities and trade schools from across the nation like “My Computer Career,” are encouraging veterans to enroll in their programs. They are geared towards getting veterans a career in something that will utilize their military skills.
“We will place you in jobs for the rest of your life,” said Mike Ivey with My Computer Career.
Recruit Military hosts hundreds of job fairs across the nation, including right here in Ohio. For more information, visit the Recruit Military website.