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VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System

 

VAAAHSPartnerswithHireMIVet

October 19, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 19, 2015

VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System Partners with Hire MI Vet to Help Veterans and their Families Find Employment

ANN ARBOR - The VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System has joined with several community partners to develop Hire MI Vet, a community initiative developed to help Veterans and their families gain meaningful employment by hosting job fairs and other events.  Hire MI Vet's first annual job fair is being held at Washtenaw Community College's Morris Lawrence Building (4800 E. Huron River Drive Ann Arbor, MI 48105) on Tuesday, November 3, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. preceded by an employer panel discussion from 9:15 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. where participating employers will provide Veterans and their families tips on how to market themselves to employers.  In addition to meeting with employers, attendees will have an opportunity to connect with Veteran-specific community resources.

In preparation for the job fair, Hire MI Vet is also offering a job fair Prep Day for Veterans and their families on Thursday, October 22, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Michigan Works! (304 Harriet St. Ypsilanti, MI 48197).  Veterans and their families may receive assistance with resume preparation and engage in mock interviews as well as receive haircut vouchers, bus tokens, and vouchers for interview clothing.

Veterans and their families may walk-in to either the Job Fair or the Prep Day, however they may also register by calling (248) 733-3791.  Additional information is available online at www.facebook.com/hiremivet.                                                                

About the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System

Since 1953, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System which includes the VA Ann Arbor Medical Center, the VA Toledo Community Based Outpatient Clinic [CBOC], the VA Flint CBOC, and the VA Jackson CBOC, as well as the VA Center for Clinical Management Research, an HSR&D Center of Excellence, has provided state-of-the-art healthcare services to the men and women who have proudly served our nation. More than 65,000 Veterans living in a 19-county area of Michigan and Northwest Ohio utilized VAAAHS in fiscal year 2014. The Ann Arbor Medical Center also serves as a referral center for specialty care. 

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