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Governor Cooper Proclaims Employ a Veteran Week Job fairs and other events scheduled

Raleigh, N.C.
Nov 4, 2022

North Carolina will celebrate “Employ A Veteran Week,” November 7-11, with a variety of events that help connect veterans to jobs and other services, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.

“We owe our military service members, veterans and their families a debt of gratitude for their contributions to their communities and our nation,” Governor Cooper said. “In addition to honoring our heroes with jobs, employers get excellent, well trained, motivated and disciplined employees when they hire veterans, and we want to support and encourage more of it."

Local events focused on helping veterans find employment and access other services include:

Monday, November 7 through Thursday, November 10

  • 8:30-10:30 a.m. each day - Haywood County NCWorks Career Center serves breakfast and beverages to Veterans, 1170 N Main St., Waynesville, NC.

Tuesday, November 8

  • 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Veterans Job & Resource Fair at NCWorks Career Center, 48 Grove Street, Asheville, NC.
  • 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Veterans Day Job Fair at the National Guard Armory, 301 Glenburnie Drive, New Bern, NC.
  • 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - NCWorks Onslow County Veterans Job Fair at the American Legion, 146 Broadhurst Rd., Jacksonville, NC.
  • 12 noon -3 p.m. - Veterans & Civilians Job Fair at NCWorks Career Center, 403 Conover Station SE, Conover, NC.

Wednesday, November 9

  • 9 a.m. - Veterans Coffee at Richard Childress Racing, 425 Industrial Dr., Welcome/Lexington, NC.
  • 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Veterans Job & Resource Fair at NCWorks Career Center, 48 Grove Street, Asheville, NC.
  • 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Veterans Multi-Employer Hiring Event at the NCWorks Career Center- Union County, 1125 Skyway Drive, Monroe, NC.
  • 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. - Veterans Stand Down at the National Guard Armory, 301 Glenburnie Drive, New Bern, NC.
  • 1-3 p.m. - Dress for Success Triangle Virtual Job Fair for Veterans; register at https://crowdcast.io/c/veteransjob.

Thursday, November 10

  • 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. - 2022 Foothills Veterans Winter Stand Down, at the J.E. Broyhill Civic Center, 1909 Hickory Blvd., Lenoir, NC.
  • 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Center for Energy Education (C4EE) Veterans Day Event, 460 Airport Road, Roanoke Rapids, NC.
  • 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Veterans Multi-Employer Hiring Event at NCWorks Career Center-Iredell/Statesville, 133 Island Ford Rd., Statesville, NC.
  • 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Veterans Multi-Employer Hiring Event at the NCWorks Career Center, 8601 McAlpine Park Dr., Suite 100, Charlotte, NC.
  • 10 a.m. - Noon - the Swain/Jackson County NCWorks Career Centers serve breakfast and beverages to Veterans at the Steve Youngdeer American Legion Post 143, 1526 Acquoni Road, Cherokee, NC.
  • 10 a.m.- Noon – Veterans Resource Event, Moore County Agricultural Building, 707 Pinehurst Ave., Carthage, NC.  
  • 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. – Veterans Hiring Event at the NCWorks Career Center, 490 N. McPherson Church Rd., Fayetteville, NC.
  • 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Veteran Appreciation & Community Hiring Event, VGCC Civic Center, 200 Community College Rd., Henderson, NC.
  • 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Employ A Veteran Week Hiring Event, Army National Guard, 2100 Robinwood Road, Gastonia, NC.
  • 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. - Forsyth Technical Community College Veterans Recognition Celebration, Robert L. Strickland Center, 2100 Silas Creek Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC.

In addition, following Employ A Veteran Week, North Carolina For Military Employment (NC4ME) will hold a Networking Event that is open to all veterans, transitioning service members, Guard/Reserve members and military spouses, on Thursday, Nov. 17, from 5-7 p.m. at Huske Hardware Restaurant, 405 Hay St., Fayetteville, NC. Register at nc4me.org.

“Veterans have the skills, training, experience, work ethic and leadership ability that all types of North Carolina businesses need,” said N.C. Commerce Secretary Machelle Baker Sanders. “As our ‘First in Talent’ plan makes clear, helping veterans make the transition to the civilian workforce is an economic imperative for our state.”  

“At the N.C. Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (NCDMVA), ‘thank you for your service’ is more than a greeting, it’s our mission. We stand ready to assist veterans and families with meaningful employment opportunities. Connecting veterans with employers results in the quality of life that makes our state great,” said Retired USMC Lt. Gen. and NCDMVA Secretary Walter E. Gaskin. “Approximately 200,000 service members transition to civilian communities annually. Our veterans and their families and the entire service-connected community deserve the best North Carolina can provide.”

The Department of Commerce has 70 NCWorks Veterans Services professionals (all of whom are veterans themselves), whose mission is to help veterans find good jobs and training opportunities. These professionals are located across the state at local NCWorks Career Centers, which serve veterans and other jobseekers, while also helping employers meet their talent needs. Contact information for each career center can be found at www.NCWorks.gov. In addition, veterans and employers can access services through the NCWorks Veterans Portal at veterans.ncworks.gov.

Earlier this year, the Commerce department introduced a new resource for veterans, in the form of a national partnership with the Hilton Honors Military Program. Through this partnership, when veterans, transitioning service-members and qualified military spouses need to travel related to their search for work (for example, to go to an in-person job interview or even to look for housing near their new job), they may be eligible for free accommodations at a Hilton property. To participate, veterans should contact or visit their local NCWorks Career Center and ask to speak with a veterans representative.

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