Season of Giving: Career Expo at Berkeley College Highlights Jobs for Veterans


Career Expo at Berkeley College Highlights
Jobs for Veterans

Berkeley College Hire a Hero

On April 17, 2015, 50 employers visited Berkeley College in Woodland Park with the goal of helping veterans and their families develop career skills and find employment. The Spring Veterans Career Expo was co-hosted with Be A Hero – Hire A Hero, an initiative that helps veterans transition to civilian life.

Employers such as Hackensack University Medical Center, NJTRANSIT, and Becton Dickinson were required to have ready-to-fill positions in order to attend. The event also offered workshops on topics ranging from building a resume to purchasing a home.

In 2014, the jobless rate for veterans in the United States was 5.3 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The unemployment rate for veterans in New Jersey was 7.9 percent, the second highest in the country.

Throughout the year, Berkeley sponsors activities for veterans in the community, including baseball outings for families of fallen U.S. troops and marches to increase awareness of veteran suicide. The College also participates in the Veterans History Project, an initiative that archives the stories of American servicemembers.

Berkeley College is home to more than 500 military and veteran students.

Berkeley College Hire a Hero

Photo Caption: Veterans and their families had the opportunity to meet with more than 50 employers at Berkeley College in Woodland Park during a Spring Veterans Career Expo. 

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