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Career fair for veterans and National Guard members today

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LATHAM, N.Y. – More than 70 Capital Region employers are taking part in Wednesday's "Hiring Our Heroes" career fair in Latham.

Governor Andrew Cuomo says the career fair is an effort to get local veterans, National Guard members and military spouses back to work. Each employer must have at least five openings available in order to participate in the event.

The event is hosted by the New York National Guard as part of a national effort by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce foundation dedicated to connecting employers with talented veterans and military spouses.

According to figures released in July by the Department of Labor, the unemployment rate for all post-9/11 veterans was 7.4 percent. The national rate of unemployment was 7.2 percent for all Americans.

The career fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Latham Armory on Old Niskayuna Road. A job searching and resume workshop will take place at 9 a.m.

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