Senator Mark Kirk Wants You To Join Him for the Illinois Veterans Unemployment and Resource Fair

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Mark Kirk U.S.
Senator for Illinois

August 08, 2013
Dear Friends,

Did you know that last year 51,965 Illinois veterans were unemployed?

We can and must do better in helping America's heroes find good paying jobs.

Next week, Congressman Aaron Schock and I will host an Illinois Veterans Employment and Resource Fair to give veterans new opportunities and resources for finding a job. Below are the details:

WHEN: Wednesday, August 14th from 9:00am to Noon

WHERE: Bradley University Renaissance Coliseum, 1600 West Main Street, Peoria, Illinois

WHAT: The Central Illinois Veterans Employment and Resource Fair will include:

Job Fair: Participants will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with more than 80 of the area’s top employers.
Resources Fair: VA representatives will meet with participants to discuss resources available to veterans, help them sign up for benefits, and assist them in initiating claims. More than 30 organizations will also be at the Resources Fair with information on the services that they provide for veterans.
Workshops: Veterans will have the opportunity to learn more about relevant topics. From "Resume and Interview Skills" to "Understanding the Claims Process," experts will be available for classroom-style information sessions.

For a list of participating employers, agencies, and veteran service organizations, click here.

Please join me in spreading the word about the upcoming Illinois Veterans Employment and Resource Fair to your friends and fellow veterans. We owe nothing less to those who served and sacrificed for our freedom.

If you’d like to learn more about my work in the Senate co-chairing the bipartisan Veterans Jobs Caucus, click here.

I look forward to seeing you next week.

Very Truly Yours,