Murkowski Welcomes News of Veteran Virtual Career Fair

Senator: Event “A Good First Step In Serving Those Who Served Us”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Lisa Murkowski today shared her appreciation with the Department of Veterans Affairs’ decision to hold a national virtual job fair this Thursday, the day before America observes Veterans Day.

“Alaska’s veteran community is the highest per capita in the nation and they’re spread across the state, requiring flying or driving great distances to seek job opportunities,” said Murkowski. “This event lets those Alaskans with Internet access point and click their way to the next step in their career instead.  It’s a good first step in serving those who served us – whether they are dealing with some of the snows we’ve had so far this season or off the road system altogether – though a lot more help is needed to comprehensively address the needs of Alaska’s veterans.”

Over 60 military-friendly national employers from both the private and federal sectors – along with over 36,000 veterans – have registered to participate in Thursday’s online event.

Information: Veterans can pre-register at http://www.veteranscareerfair.com for this event.  From 7am-12pm AKST on Thursday, veterans can log in and visit employer booths, view job openings, apply for jobs, watch employer videos and presentations, chat live with recruiters, and complete on-the-spot video interviews.