Hire a Patriot job fair set for March 17

March 9, 2016

Priority service offered to veterans, transitioning service members and families

The Kentucky Career Center – Lincoln Trail and American Legion Hardin Post 113 have partnered to present the sixth annual Hire a Patriot job fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, March 17, at Post 113, located at 1251 Ring Road in Elizabethtown.

From 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the fair is open only to veterans, transitioning service members, National Guardsmen, Reservists and their family members. From 12:30 to 3 KCC_Sig_LTp.m., all job seekers are welcome.

“Now in its sixth year, the Hire a Patriot job fair has become an important event to connect job seekers with opportunities and employers with talent throughout the region,” said Hector A. Cruz, local veteran employment representative with Kentucky Career Center – Lincoln Trail.

More than 30 employers will attend the event, representing various job sectors including healthcare, advanced manufacturing, public safety, customer service
and more. In addition, veteran and job seeker service providers will be on hand.

Job seekers should dress for success and bring multiple copies of their resumes. VeterAmerLegioncolorEmbleman job seekers also should bring proof of military service.

“Additionally, the Kentucky Career Center - Lincoln Trail provides free ongoing services such as resume assistance. Job seekers are encouraged to contact the career center about these services and prepare to make the most of the job fair,” Cruz said.

No-cost employer booths may be reserved by March 14 while space is available. For more information about the job fair or ongoing career services for veterans, contact Cruz, 270-234-5810; Jennifer Carman, 270-234-5832; or Jimmy Armstrong, 502-624-5337.

2016 Hire a Patriot Job Fair participating employers and service providers

Advantage Resourcing, various opportunities
Akebono Production Associates, industrial maintenance, production supervisors, engineer
Bluegrass Cellular Customer Service, call center
E-town Independent Schools, substitute bus drivers, full-time bus drivers
E-town Police Department, police officers
Express Employment Professionals Office Services, labor, pick-n-pack, warehouse, customer service
Federal Bureau of Prisons, USP McCreary correctional officers, medical staff, various
First Citinzens Bank, part-time tellers
Flowers Baking Co. Bardstown, engineering technician, production technician
Fort Knox Federal Credit Union, full-time and part-time teller, MSR customer service rep, VP information technology
Kelly Services, assembly, welders
Lexington Fire Department, recruit firefighter
Licoln Trail Behavioral Health System, RNs, LPNs, therapists, mental health aides, medical records
Lowe's Elizabethtown, Bardstown and Campbellsville, sales floor, cashiers
Nall's Specialized Hauling, CDL drivers
Papa John's International, application developer II, application architect, senior manager restaurant implementation
Piedmont Airlines, Inc., part-time ramp agent, customer service agent
Plastikon, team members, maintenance techs, processors, tooling
Radcliff Veterans Center, RN, LPN, CNA, accountant, administration, house keeping, cooks, maintenance, security & more
RGIS, inventory taker
Social Security Administration, customer service representative
Speedway LLC, customer service representative, food service shift lead, co-managers
The Job Shop, production
Toyotomi America Corporation, production (assembly and stamping)
Universal Protection Services, security officers
USDA, various jobs within government agency
USDA National Resources Conservation Services, soil conservationist, soil conservation technicians
WAKY & WLVK, on air, sales, programming
WQXE & WULF on air, sales, programming

Service providers:
Better Business Bureau, support materials
Elizabethtown Community and Technical College & Kentucky Federation of Advanced Manufacturing Education, information and assistance for job search readiness
Fort Knox Soldier for Life - TAP, transition assistance
VSO American Legion, veterans support
VSO Disabled American Veterans, veterans support
Where Opportunity Knox, veterans, transitioning military and spouses career support

The Kentucky Career Center – Lincoln Trail helps match job seekers with local employment and training opportunities. Our business solutions team offers employers of all sizes and industries personalized support to build a competitive workforce. We are an equal opportunity employer.

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Program is funded with Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Title I funds through the Kentucky Education and Labor Cabinet and the Lincoln Trail Workforce Development Board. The Lincoln Trail Workforce Development Board assures compliance with the Education and Labor Cabinet’s Methods of Administration, as amended, Nondiscrimination and Equal Opportunity Assurance and all other Nondiscrimination and Equal Opportunity requirements of WIOA.