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Good Idea: Veterans Job Fair

Magazine article HRMagazine

Good Idea: Veterans Job Fair

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Members of the Central Valley Human Resources Management Association, a SHRM chapter In Modesto, Calif., wanted to bridge the gap that separates employers and veterans.

So chapter members collaborated with the Stanislaus County Business Alliance and U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Calif., to assist with a job fair last spring to help veterans Identify skills they have that civilian employers highly desire.

They won a 2016 SHRM Pinnacle Award for their efforts.

Dawn Tacker, SHRM-CP, president of the Central Valley chapter, told employers how her son struggled to put his military work history and accomplishments into words a civilian employer would understand. She helped him translate his experience for his resume and also advised others in his unit. …

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