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Franklin Co. job fair to focus on employing military families

Posted by Katherine McConnell on July 22, 2014

Franklin County Empowerment Day Resource & Job Fair
 
Presented by:
Franklin County Commissioners, Franklin County Child Support Enforcement Agency, Veterans Service Commission and community/government service providers
 
At Veterans Memorial, 300 W. Broad Street
 
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
11 am to 4 pm

Event details via this morning's announcement:

Franklin County Commissioners, the Franklin County Child Support Enforcement Agency (CSEA), and dozens of community partners will kick off the 2014 Empowerment Day Resource & Job Fair Wednesday, July 23, beginning at 11 am at Veterans Memorial.

This is the second year that Franklin County CSEA will partner with the Veterans Service Commission to provide resources, services, educational and employment opportunities. About 50-percent of active duty members and 70-percent of Reserve and National Guard members are parents. This is a unique partnership which benefits local military families which may be struggling following the military drawdown which began last year and has left many veterans looking for work. That, coupled with the fact that veteran non-custodial parents are likely to have significantly higher arrears – 27-percent higher on average, makes this an important community event.
 
The event is free and open to the entire community. All parents are encouraged to bring their résumé, dress as if they’re attending a job interview, meet with area employers, learn about community resources available to them and their family, and receive child support and legal assistance from attorneys and CSEA staff. Visit Support.FranklinCountyOhio.gov for more info, including a list of exhibitors participating.
 

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