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Jobs and Other Resources for Unemployed Veterans

Readers tell Patch about job fairs, job postings and other resources across the region to help veterans.

A recent series of Patch stories reporting the difficult situations faced by veterans without jobs triggered responses from across the region offering reactions and ideas for help.

Do you have a job opening or idea for how veterans can find jobs in Maryland? Tell us in the comments.

Here’s a roundup of what we’ve heard from you:

Howard County Department of Fire & Rescue Services: Spokeswoman Jackie Cutler wrote to Patch that the department will be specifically asking military veterans to apply to its next training class.

“Several members of our department are veterans, and it’s something that we really felt the need to focus on, given the challenges they face once returning home from service," she wrote.

Cutler said application dates and additional information on the next training class will be available in the coming days at hcdfrs.org

Programs to Help Veterans Transition to Civilian Life , a Navy veteran who now works for Booz Allen Hamilton, writes that veterans should investigate getting involved with two organizations: American Corporate Partners, in which vets are paired one-on-one with a mentor in the corporate world, and Team Red, White, and Blue, which seeks to pair vets with members of their community to help the transition back into civilian life.

Upcoming Job Fairs: Patch user posted about an upcoming “Hiring our Heroes” job fair aimed at military job seekers and their spouses. The fair, produced by RecruitMilitary, with the American Legion, will be held May 24 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at M&T Bank Stadium, 1101 Russell St., Baltimore, MD 21230

To get on a mailing list of upcoming job fairs and job opportunities for veterans in Maryland, email mdveteransinfo@mdva.state.md.us

All upcoming job fairs in Maryland can be found here.

Other Job Leads

encourages veterans to check out this job opening for police assistants in Baltimore County.

 - D H Moving & Storage, Inc contacted Patch after reading about unemployed veterans. The Elkridge-based company is looking for movers. Contact President Sean J. O’Malley at (410) 525-2300 or (410) 977-0968 or at SeanO@DHMoving.com 

MilitaryVetJobs.com is a place where veterans can post resumes for employers to view and look for jobs.

-  Every county in Maryland has a One-Stop Career Center that has a representative dedicated specifically to helping veterans find jobs.

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Non-veterans can help, too. Proceeds from at the support The Veterans Project, which provides reintegration programs for veterans.  

Vets2Work May 10, 2012 at 02:37 PM
Create jobs in America One Veteran at a time. Our Veterans gave 100% so it's time we return the favor. Companies who outsource offshore should bring back at least 10% and hire veterans. Both state and federal incentives are in place to compensate companies for training and wages. Organizations like Workspace Warriors, Hire-a-Vet and now "Got your 6" are doing their part in making this a reality. If you know any company who outsources work offshore please ask them to bring back 10% for our veterans. This is a very small contribution for those who have contributed so much.

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