Hire a Hero Job Fair helps to ease vets’ path to civilian employment
The New Hampshire Air National Guardsman was one of at least 25 people interviewed by Mike Moran, recruiting director for Orbis. The defense contractor is based in South Carolina with an office in Portsmouth and recently won a large contract with the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard that will add about 75 employees to its staff.
Orbis was one of about 50 vendors, large and small, that participated in the Hiring Our Heroes Job Fair at the Frank Jones Center in Portsmouth on Tuesday.
Therrien said these are the kinds of companies he is looking to work for, companies that know how military skills translate into the civilian world.
She said veterans have skills, including loyalty, ethics and commitment that are also valuable in civilian work.
Gov. Maggie Hassan used Tuesday’s job fair as an opportunity to thank veterans, and to highlight why hiring veterans is a good idea for any business in New Hampshire.
The job fair was hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and is one of about 600 such job fairs around the country so far this year.
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