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Tuesday Hiring Fair Aims to Pair Veterans with Sandy Recovery Jobs

American Legion-sponsored event runs from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tuesday in Toms River

A military-focused job fair aiming to staff "quick-fill" positions available in the wake of Hurricane Sandy is scheduled for Tuesday morning in Toms River.

The free "Hiring Our Heroes" event, being held by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and several state and federal agencies including the American Legion, invites veterans, active duty military, National Guard and reserve members and military spouses to the George P. Vanderveer American Legion Post 129, 2025 Church Rd. in Toms River from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The primary focus of the fair is to find applicants to meet the needs of employers dealing with rebuilding following Sandy's devastation in New Jersey. Employers specializing in building, construction, inspection, clean-up and hauling, and demolition were recruited for the fair, according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Job seekers and employers are asked to register online prior to the event. Those in need of registration assistance are asked to contact hiringourheroes@uschamber.com.

truth hurts November 27, 2012 at 06:19 PM
NOT to take away to get Vets jobs, My father was a vet, I have a brother that is serving and many close family members that are deployed as we speak. But lets be honest... cleaning up this mess, how long is that going to take... maybe a year? Yes a job is great, & good thing for sandy creating Jobs in America... now lets think of some long term. & BTW agreed PLEASE pay these people " on the books" they need to pay into Fedl tax.. many of them already admittedly are collected unemployment ( Or disability) while working for 12-15$ a hr " under the table" cleaning up... there making out better then most right now....
A Resident November 27, 2012 at 06:22 PM
I would agree with you if it only pertained to those military members....but it does not. There are many National Guard and Reserve members that have never served oversea nor anywhere near a front. I see a huge difference in serving overseas near the battle zones compared to Nat'l Guard/Reserves that are stationed here in the US.
Opinionated November 27, 2012 at 06:36 PM
To truth hurts: Granted, the rebuilding won't last forever but there will always be something. And to reiterate, how many more jobs would there be if we clamped down on unscrupulous employers who hire those who have no documentation?
mamaB November 28, 2012 at 01:34 PM
Opinionated, its true many guys are being hired as day labor or short term getting paid cash so they do not lose any govt. funded benefits... small companies or even private home owners are hiring these men.
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