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Honeywell, Sandia, Looking to Hire NM Veterans at Expo

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015   

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Veterans looking for work - and those who already own businesses - are expected in big numbers Thursday at the annual New Mexico Veterans Business Expo and Job Fair at the Albuquerque Convention Center.

Spokesman Mike Schramski said it's an opportunity for veteran job seekers to connect with employers and also introduce veteran-owned businesses to other contractors and corporations looking for business partnerships. He said some employers seek out veterans for their extensive training.

"A lot of the skills that they have been taught in the military, for example: a police M.P. or IT person with computers or engineering, heavy equipment operators or something, they've already been taught," he said.

Schramski said Sandia National Laboratories and Honeywell, as well as the city of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County, are among the entities and businesses looking to hire.

Schramski said the New Mexico Veterans Business Expo and Job Fair, now in its fifth year, continues to grow.

"Last year we filled the hall," he said. "We had 147 or 148 booths, and that's all the fire department would let us fill, and we filled it."

Schramski said the number of veterans that have returned home from Afghanistan and Iraq in recent years is likely fueling the popularity of the expo.

More information is online at nmvbe.us.


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