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Veterans hiring fair set for Thursday in Dallas

More than 115 employers are scheduled to participate in an April 11 jobs fair in Dallas aimed at U.S. veterans. The event is hosted by JPMorgan Chase as part of the 100,000 Jobs Mission, a program "launched in 2011 by JPMorgan Chase and 10 other companies with the goal to collectively hire at least 100,000 U.S. military veterans by 2020. In two years, the coalition has grown to 99 companies that have collectively hired more than 51,000 veterans," the bank says. It says participants have more than 5,000 openings, "ranging from entry-level to managerial positions" ranging from "technology, energy and retail to financial services, defense and telecommunications."

“We’re excited to be a part of the 100,000 Jobs Mission and to bring our recruiting teams to the hiring event in Texas to meet potential candidates," said Todd Davis, director of recruiting for online retailer Amazon, a member of the 100,000 Jobs Mission. Amazon in January said it planned three Texas fulfillment centers, including one at the Alliance development in north Fort Worth and one in Coppell. Some of the other participating employers include: 7-Eleven; Army & Air Force Exchange Service; AT&T; Bank of America; Bell Helicopter; Bristol-Myers Squibb; C.R. England Global Transportation; CA Technologies; Century 21 Real Estate LLC; Cigna; Cisco Systems; City of Fort Worth; Coca-Cola; DART; Delta Air Lines; D/FW International Airport; Dickies; Eaton Corp.; First Cash Financial Services; First Command Financial Services; First Data; Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold; General Motors; Hewlett-Packard Co.; Hyundai Motor America; Intel; International Business Machines; Lockheed Martin Corporation; McKesson Corp.; NCR; Nielsen; Omni Dallas Hotel; Pitney Bowes; Praxair Inc.; Schneider National, Inc.; Shell Oil Co.; Target; Texas Health Resources; Texas Highway Patrol; Textron Marine & Land Systems; Kroger Co.; UnitedHealth Group; Verizon; and Waste Management.

“Dallas is home to thousands of transitioning military members and veterans who have the skill sets companies need. This hiring event will provide excellent career opportunities for veterans who have made tremendous sacrifices for our nation,” said Anne Motsenbocker, Chairman of the Dallas Regional Chamber and president of JPMorgan Chase in Dallas.

 The jobs fair starts at 8:30 a.m. and runs until 3 p.m. Thursday at the Dallas Convention Center, Ballroom A, 650 South Griffin St. Business attire is suggested. Participants should bring multiple copies of resumes and be prepared for interviews. Advance registration is encouraged at the 100,000 Jobs Mission online site here.

-- Jim Fuquay




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