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Hiring Our Heroes job fair held at Louisiana Downs

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BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) -

RecruitMilitary hosted a Hiring Our Heroes job fair for ArkLaTex veterans on Thursday.

Employers, franchisers and educational institutions gathered at Louisiana Downs located at 8000 East Texas Street from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to offer a variety of opportunities to military veterans.

More than 30 companies were at the job fair including Home Depot, Tervita Corporation, The National Veterans Employment Program, Greene's Energy, and Red Rock College.

Bill Edmundson, who was at the career fair hiring for First Command Financial Services, spoke to KSLA News 12 about the benefits of hiring former military.

      "The work ethic, the things they've learned. We know they are coachable, we know they are trainable. So for us, it's just the natural thing to do, look for the military folks. We have a track record of them being successful within our organization."

This event was free and is for veterans, transitioning military personnel and military spouses. Over 300 former military members showed up for the job fair.

Those who missed it can visit www.RecruitMilitary.com for job listings.

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