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The Transition Assistance Program organizes a job fair

Photo taken by Sgt. Jose Escamilla

Soldiers, spouses, veterans and retirees attend the Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield Transition Assistance Program National Job Fair, Aug. 18 at Fort Stewart. Some of the career fields at the job fair included logistics, manufacturing, information technology, and transportation.

The Transition Assistance Program organizes a job fair

The Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield Transition Assistance Program held a national job fair August 18 at the Stewart Club at Fort Stewart. The fair featured 94 exhibitors from across the country and brought together over 400 people to include transitioning military, military spouses, veterans and veteran spouses.

“I was surprised by the number of employers who were here and the magnitude of the event,” said Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Welch, “I spoke with a few veteran employers who were friendly and very knowledgeable.”

The fair showcased career opportunities currently available both nationwide and overseas with positions in various career fields such as logistics, maintenance, construction and catering, IT and cybersecurity, manufacturing, human resources, sales, customer service, law enforcement. and security, healthcare, education, catering and many more.

In addition to finding out about available positions, several participants were able to apply for certain positions on site with the possibility of receiving on-site interviews and job offers on the same day. For other companies, the CV review and interview process is ongoing.

“I plan to interview two new associates and an electrician,” said Tiera Johnson, recruiting manager for the Army and Air Force Exchange Service.

The Army Transition Assistance Program promotes retention through career exploration, education, and review of a personalized gap analysis in support of individual goals.

“Events like these are important for our military family, but especially for our transitioning military. It lets them know that even as you transition into the civilian sector, we still care about what lies ahead and want you to succeed,” said Christine Abram, Transition Readiness Liaison with the Division of retention, reserve, Air National Guard and public. Private partnership. “The career fair allowed me to partner with local and national employers offering careers that will ensure our Army Reserve Soldiers are neither unemployed nor underemployed.”

The military spouse’s employment options can often be a factor in family decision-making.

“Most of our employees are military spouses or dependents,” Johnson said. “[Through AAFES] spouses can continue their careers at any base they go to.

In addition to job search, attendees had the opportunity to meet with representatives from Garrison’s job skills programs and support agencies to learn how they can better prepare to compete in the job market through various training and apprenticeships.

The Transition Assistance Program is available to help Soldiers make informed career decisions through counseling and employment assistance. Whether you’re looking for a new job or career, pursuing higher education, or considering starting your own business, TAP has the courses and instructor expertise to get you started on the right track. way.

TAP will host a second National Career Fair, in conjunction with Army Community Service and USO Transitions, Sept. 8 at the Tominac Fitness Center on TAP Airfield. the army of hunters.

For more information about TAP, call 767-2234 on Fort Stewart or 315-5854 on Hunter Army Airfield.

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