Army National Hiring Days taking place June 30 - July 2

Posted at 12:11 PM, Jun 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-24 15:11:39-04

The current financial crisis due to COVID-19 has left many people unemployed, feeling frustrated and helpless in a time of extreme vulnerability. So 23ABC is dedicated to helping individuals and businesses to "rebound."

If you're looking for a challenge 23ABC's Mike Hart has more on a place to "be all that you can be" and then some.

Today's Army offers 150 different career opportunities.

Next week the United States Army is hosting the first nationwide virtual hiring campaign with hopes of recruiting 10,000 new soldiers.

The coronavirus had an impact on recruiting numbers but many areas like Kern County are now back and on a mission.

So far this year in Bakersfield Capt. Corey Langhammer says 250 local men and women have enlisted. He said every job in the Army provides life skills that soldiers can take back to civilian life. Even driving a tank!

Langhammer said there's almost nothing the Army can't do. And with 150 different career opportunities, you can understand why.

The Army National Hiring Days runs from Tuesday, June 30th to Thursday, July 2nd. From traditional infantry roles to high tech jobs the opportunities include training, education, family support and even retirement plans.

You can learn more or register to participate on the Go Army website.