A&FRC to host career fair
By Airman 1st Class Darryl Bolden Jr., 460th Space Wing Public Affairs
/ Published September 18, 2012
BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- The transition from military to civilian life can be a daunting task, especially when transitioning to the civilian work environment.
The Airmen & Family Readiness Center is hosting a career fair 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Leadership Development Center. This event is geared toward individuals looking for employment and educational opportunities.
More than 40 employers with available positions will attend the fair. Employers will recruit, accept resumes and possibly interview on site. Approximately 30 educational institutions will also attend to provide information on various programs.
"The career fair is a joint event with the Airmen & Family Readiness Center that transitions military members, their spouses and adult family members," said James Newby, A&FRC Transition Assistance Program manager. Members of all services are welcome to attend.
Newby works develops relations between the base and local employers and other industry experts. Newby also makes sure members who separate from the military are aware of educational and career options.
Patricia Pope, A&FRC chief, helps military members and spouses with employment opportunities.
"We're not only interested in getting the military members transferred, but also their spouses. All ID cardholders are welcome to attend and participate in the fair," said Pope.
The career fair is a biannual event. For more information, call the A&FRC at DSN 847-6681 or commercial 720-847-6681.