JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas —
More than 60 employers were on hand ready to offer applicants from the Joint Base San Antonio community interviews and possibly jobs on the spot at a hiring fair hosted by the Military and Family Readiness Center the Arnold Hall community center at JBSA-Lackland June 19.
The event was open to Department of Defense employees, military spouses and retirees.
“The purpose is to get them gamefully employed once they have left active duty service,” said Janet Harris, 802nd Force Support Squadron community readiness consultant.
The hiring fair employers represented city, county and private businesses with vacant positions to be filled.
For some, attending a hiring fair can be intimidating, so the M&FRC offered some help for job seekers.
“When you walk in, there’s a lot of companies, individuals and conversations so we help individuals stand out,” Harris said. “We want them to be prepared.”
The M&FRC offers potential applicants various prep classes that assist with interviewing skills, resume reviews, networking abilities and assists them in setting up a professional social networking page.
M&FRC also provides clients with advice on how to make a positive first impression with a potential employer as well as other tips that could help them get hired.
“We have something known as an employer’s panel and that is the way for our community, not just our service members where we actually invite employers in,” Harris said. “Employers sit on the panel and attendees get to ask them questions and receive honest feedback.”
Career guidance services are free and are available with an appointment. Call the M&FRC at 210-671-3722 for more information.