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September 28, 2010
BOULDER—Veterans in the Boulder-Denver area will be the focus of a job fair on Tuesday, October 19, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The event, co-sponsored by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) and Workforce Boulder County, will take place at UCAR’s Center Green campus at 3080 Center Green Drive in north Boulder.
A number of area companies need to fill about 200 positions over the next 6 to 12 months in manufacturing, security, transportation, administration, food service, custodial, computing, and retail, says Nancy Wade of UCAR Human Resources. “We have a great range of companies attending the fair with diverse positions available.”
Representatives from Abound Solar, University of Colorado, Home Depot, G4S Wackenhut, Express Employment Professionals, National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON), Ball Aerospace, and UCAR will be onsite to talk with veterans about available and upcoming positions.
Workforce Boulder County executive director Tom Miller estimates that more than 600 veterans are unemployed in the area. “This a great opportunity for veterans to see what jobs are available in the community,” says Miller. “Veterans can meet one-on-one with representatives from companies hiring.”
Given the current economic climate, Wade says UCAR wanted to take steps to help talented veterans connect with local employers. “We truly hope to have a great turnout at the veterans job fair on October 19.”
The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research manages the National Center for Atmospheric Research under sponsorship by the National Science Foundation. Any opinions, findings and conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.