High turnout, positive reviews for Guinta veterans job fair
After hosting a series of successful job fairs in the spring, 1st District Congressman Frank Guinta hosted a similar event aimed at helping returning veterans find work last week, in conjunction with the Veteran’s Day holiday.
The event has been praised by both the participating businesses, who collected dozens of applications and conducted interviews on site, and the veterans who attended the event.
“I applaud Congressman Guinta’s Veterans and Military Service Members Job Fair in Manchester and his consistent efforts on behalf of New Hampshire’s military community,” said Major General Joseph K. Simeone, “I attended last Thursday’s job fair in support of this Veteran/Service Member initiative and was impressed by the forty employers who were there to offer substantive career opportunities to the many veterans/service members seeking employment and educational opportunities. With unemployment in the veteran/service member community as high as it is right now, I truly appreciate Congressman Guinta’s personal efforts to help those who served or are currently serving in uniform find civilian jobs.”
NH National Guard Second Lieutenant Chad Conte added, “As a member in the NH National Guard, I greatly appreciated this job fair that was specifically for military service members and veterans. I obtained many good leads and opportunities and really appreciated this outreach.”
“One week ago today, nearly 300 people showed up for my most recent job fair. Representatives from more than 40 companies talked with many veterans during the four-hour event. My office is currently receiving feedback from those employers. So far they report at least two attendees have been hired, at least 15 others have been interviewed, and dozens more interviews are planned soon,” said Guinta in a statement, “It will be several weeks before the final results of this job fair are known; but clearly, last Thursday’s event produced positive results for Granite Staters.”