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Veterans Attend Hilltop Job Fair

Veterans in Central Illinois are turning to the hilltop to look for a job.
PEORIA - Veterans in Central Illinois are turning to the hilltop to look for a job.

A veteran's employment fair was held at Bradley University’s Renaissance Coliseum today.

Dozens of employers were on hand, there were several workshops for veterans to benefit from.

Ranging in areas like learning about small businesses, to resume' writing and interview skills.
   
Officials say it's a great opportunity for employers to find the help they need within the veteran community.

Wayne Wagner, Former American Legion State Coordinator says, “The employer, when they hire a veteran, they not only get a person that is usually punctual, absentee is very low, because they are trained to be on time and follow instructions.  So, it's a plus for the employer."

U.S. Senator Mark Kirk and Congressman Aaron Schock were both on hand at the event.

More than 80 of the area's top employers were in attendance.
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