Salem VA to host veteran-only job fair Thursday

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SALEM (WSLS 10) - State and local leaders want to help more veterans get jobs. The Salem Veterans Affair Medical Center (VAMC) and the Virginia Employment Commission are hosting the 5th Annual Veterans-Only Regional Job Fair.

Organizers said more than 20 employers including Coke, Roanoke City, Lowe's and other companies will be on hand to discuss job opportunities and offer assistance to veterans.

VAMC staff said it's important to make sure our veterans are employed.

"They served our country and should be afforded the opportunity to have employment," said Dominic Austin, Salem VAMC Community Employment Coordinator. "So we reached out to employers in the Roanoke-area to give those veterans the opportunity to work."

The job fair takes place on Thursday, April 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Salem VAMC auditorium (Building 5).