ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE -- More than 200 people came to a job fair at Robins Air Force Base on Tuesday.
The fair was open to anyone with base access, but was targeted to military personnel who are either retired are planning to retire. Last year, it was held at the Museum of Aviation and drew over 1,200.
Vicki Washington, director of civilianjobs.com, which sponsored the event, said it was held on the base this year for the first time to make it easier for the military personnel it is intended to help. She said many weren’t able to speak with prospective employers last year due to the long lines.
While 200 people registered for the event, Washington said the total will be higher because attendees didn’t have to register.
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She said there is more job opportunity now than many people realize, and employers are especially interested in people with a military background because of their discipline, loyalty and leadership ability.
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