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AUSA Connects Employers With Military Talent

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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Forty-six military-friendly employers met with job seekers at a job fair Dec. 11 at the Association of the U.S. Army’s headquarters in Arlington, Virginia.

“We continue to see the interest of civilian employers seeking to grow their teams by adding service members, civilians, retired soldiers, veterans and family members,” said retired 1st Sgt. Stephen Canonico, the association’s assistant director of Retired Soldiers, Veterans and Department of the Army Civilian Affairs. “These companies love both what military employees bring to the team talent-wise and their soft skills.”

This free event, the fifth job fair hosted by the association, was open to transitioning and former service members, their families, Army civilians and AUSA members.

Canonico said 261 job seekers pre-registered for the job fair, and more than 180 had some type of security clearance, “which was another positive boost for the 46 employers seeking their talents.”

One day before the job fair, AUSA hosted a LinkedIn personal marketing class with retired Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Quinn, a 2018 LinkedIn Top Voice in Management & Workplace.

“I believe both the employers and job seekers benefit each other—one gets a talented employee, and the other starts their new career,” Canonico said.

To see a full list of the employers who participated in the event, click here.

The next AUSA job fair is scheduled for June 3.