Job Fair Lets Veterans Meet with Local Employers
Aug 13, 2012
On Tuesday, August 7, the Danville, Kentucky Campus held Operation Hire Patriots Veterans Job Fair – an event that gave National College veteran students and other veterans from the community the opportunity to talk with area companies about employment opportunities. The event was also open to non-veteran students and the general public that afternoon.
Libby Mayes, human resource manager for Ephraim McDowell Hospital, said that they frequently hire National College students for medical assisting, medical billing and coding, and pharmacy technician positions and she hoped to find job prospects at the event.
Jamie Powell, with NESCO Resource, said that they have temporary and temp-to-hire clerical and light industrial positions available in the area. She said these positions can be a good opportunity for an employee to see if they are a good fit for a company. “You can come in, try it out and if it’s not for you it’s nothing that’s going to hurt you in the long run,” she said, adding that the positions can also be good experience to include on your résumé.
Veteran and recent graduate Robert Robbins said that he attended the event to find out more about the jobs that are available in the area. He also talked with Sean Moore with the Lexington Small Business Development Center, who offered information about resources available to veterans to start and build their own businesses. Robert was particularly interested in the Patriot Express Loan, a low-interest loan that is available exclusively to veterans for business start-up and expansion through the U.S. Small Business Administration. Robert, who graduated with a double major in business administration—management and accounting, hopes to start his own photography business.
Libby Mayes is pictured talking with medical assisting student Harley Taylor.