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‘Hiring our Heroes’ job fair held for veterans

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Posted at 7:43 PM, Apr 17, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-17 21:43:23-04

SALT LAKE CITY -- A job fair was held in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, and the event was exclusively for the benefit of veterans and their spouses.

The event is called Hiring our Heroes, and it was held at the Salt Palace Convention Center. More than 150 employers came to help, and hundreds of job seekers attended.

Veterans were able to attend classes on topics like resume writing, interviewing and other job-seeking skills.

Terry Schow, executive director of the Utah Department of Veterans Affairs, said they also had people on hand to talk to veterans about the availability of their benefits.

"We also have a table here talking about other veterans benefits,” he said. “If you're hurt or injured in the military, we can help you file a claim. If you're not enrolled in health care, we can help you do that."

The event was sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Click here to learn more about Hiring our Heroes.