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Mpls. Veterans Job Fair pairs military-trained talent with civilian jobs

The job fair runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday.

MINNEAPOLIS — Transitioning from active military service to a 9-5 can be a challenge for many of our country's veterans. 

That's why the Disabled American Veterans Charity and RecruitMilitary will be hosting a Veterans Job Fair in Minneapolis. 

The job fair runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on Thursday.

There are 57 registered recruiters ready to find veterans seeking jobs at the fair. 

The organizations said they aim to help veterans, transitioning military personnel, National Guard members, Reservists and military spouses find jobs.

RecruitMilitary also recently partnered with Google to provide a job search tool specifically for veterans.

The tool helps refine the job search for veterans, making it easier to sift through the opportunities that are out there for them. 

The tool shows veterans jobs that are related to the skills they already have. 

It also prioritizes jobs that you can work from home. 

RecruitMilitary said the job search tool is especially helpful for veterans who have never had civilian jobs before. 

The organization reports a 91 percent increase in the number of job applications submitted by veterans since implementing the new job search tool. 

If you are a veteran attending the job fair, RecruitMilitary offers this advice: be sure to practice your 30-second elevator pitch. You'll get a chance to make an impression with many different types of employers. 

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