Local Military Veterans Career Fair

Published 08/08 2014 05:31PM

Updated 08/08 2014 06:23PM

PEORIA - Some military veterans grabbed their suit and ties for today’s career fair at the Civic Center. It was called Hiring our Heroes, and vets had the chance to chat with different employers to look for potential jobs.

Various groups were there such as CEFCU, the Peoria Police Department and Wal-Mart.

Caterpillar helped sponsor the event and were looking to fill multiple jobs.

"They've served our country. They're a wonderful resource for Caterpillar as well as others in the private sector, and I think they deserve those opportunities after serving our country,” Caterpillar’s Vice President of Human Services Kimberly Hauer said.

Before the job fair started, veterans could practice with mock interviews and resume critiques.

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