Forum in Camden County helps veterans find jobs

David Madden
November 09, 2018 - 12:12 pm
Camden County and the Chamber of Commerce of Southern New Jersey co-hosted a jobs fair for veterans.

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CHERRY HILL, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) -- Military veterans looking to transition to jobs in the private sector attended a forum in Cherry Hill, where more than two-dozen employers were offering jobs in fields ranging from health care to education to infrastructure.

The Veterans Transition Summit is aimed not just at those who put on the uniform, but their families. Because in the end, they all did their part for this country.

Former Naval Officer Mike Maher, a Cape May County native, turned his experience into running a private company with 80 employees.

"You have to know your worth," he told some 100 attendees. "It gives you a tremendous track record and credibility when you can tell someone that you served, how you served, where you served and why you served."

Camden County co-hosted the event along with the Chamber of Commerce of Southern New Jersey.

Freeholder Bill Moen said, "There's also an opportunity for veterans to come here and sign up for training in whether that be interview skills or soft skills or simply networking advice, so that if they were unsuccessful in finding a position here, they could then take that education that they received here and go anywhere else to find an opportunity in this economy."

Part of that education opportunity included training sessions on how to come off well in an interview. Vets even got the opportunity to have professional head shots taken, which works well with a resume and a confident attitude.