Salem VA hosts veterans-only job fair

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SALEM (WSLS 10) - Dozens of local veterans came to the Salem Veterans Affairs Medical Center on Thursday looking for a job.

Nearly 40 employers took part in the annual veterans-only job fair.

The event connects veterans with job opportunities and application assistance. It also provides them with information on veteran benefits and resources.

"I think it's an awesome thing, the job fair is brought here to the VA, it's not only open to the guys that work here, you can get vets outside of the VA," said veteran Kyle Chavitz.

2016 marked the job fair's fifth year.