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Job fair focuses on veterans

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BURLINGTON, Vt. -

A push to get veterans back in the workforce.

The 2013 Hiring Our Heroes job fair in South Burlington drew more than 40 employers looking for new employees. The fair also included a workshop on resume writing and interviewing. The event was organized by several groups including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Vermont Department of Labor.

"Having veterans in the workforce is a wonderful thing to do. Veterans have raised their right hand to serve their country, to put their life on the line. They bring to the workforce the values, the credibility and the integrity that makes business successful," said Lloyd Goodrow with the Department of Labor.

"I like the job fair here today because of the commitment to the support of veterans. My experience in Vermont -- I've been in the Vermont Guard for over a dozen years and it shows how the people of Vermont really support their military members," said Jeremy Spencer, a veteran attending the job fair.

This was the fourth veteran-specific job fair held in Vermont this year.

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