BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - America’s Job Center partnered with the Employment Development Department and veteran’s services for their annual Honor a Hero Hire Event at the Marriott in downtown Bakersfield today.
The point of the fair was to help veterans returning from home get back on their feet and find employment as quickly as possible.
"We appreciate their services, helping provide our freedoms across this country,” says Danette Scarry with America’s Job Center. "We’d love to help them come back and find employment where they can benefit and use the skills they learned in service. We want them back to work."
Roughly one in five veterans return home from war suffering Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, so not only did today’s fair offer job opportunities, it also offered services and resources available to the military to ease back into society.
"We can provide them referral opportunities and get them pointed in the right direction so they can get on the right track," Veterans Service Department Director Dick Taylor tells 23ABC. "They have some tremendous skills."
Nearly 1000 job seekers attended this morning with 87 employers willing to hire up to 1000 positions. Many employers came from the new Outlets at Tejon.
Rabies incident involving bats in Kern County
Today animal control passed out pamphlets after a family's cat was quarantined and later euthanized, all because of a bat with rabies.
Parents voice concerns about Tehachapi Unified
Dozens of parents made explosive allegations against the Tehachapi Unified School District in a town hall meeting held by the Department of…
Mom upset at school forgetting to give son meds
A mother is angry after finding out her son's elementary school failed to give him his medication for a month.
Cat euthanized after contracting rabies from bat
Bakersfield animal control officials are sending out a warning to pet owners about rabid bats in the area.