Bill Reed from the Department of Illinois talks to U.S. Army veteran Rob Fafoglia at a job fair during the Illinois Department Convention at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Springfield, Ill., on Friday, July 15, 2016. Photo by Clay Lomneth/The American Legion

Job fair on tap for Illinois department convention

A Veterans Helping Veterans Find a Job hiring event will take place on July 14 in conjunction with The American Legion Department of Illinois state convention. All veterans, military spouses and employers are invited to this free event.

The event will take place at the Bank of Springfield Center, 1 Convention Center Plaza, Springfield, IL 62701. The job fair will be open exclusively to veterans from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., and to the general public from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Also, Boots to Business Reboot with the U.S. Small Business Administration will conduct an entrepreneurship training program for veterans and their spouses from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The hiring event is supported by Illinois Department of Employment Security, Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve and Military.com.

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