Veteran job fair Nov. 7 at Tri-County Tec

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Tri-County Technical College is reaching out to veterans who are looking for employment by sponsoring a job fair November 7.

Around 25 companies will be on hand at the Veterans’ Job Fair set for 9 a.m. – noon in the Café on the College’s Pendleton Campus. Tri-County student veterans get priority admission from 9-10 a.m. The event will be open to the public at 10 a.m. The mobile vet center from the Veterans Administration in Columbia will be on site, as well.

“The purpose of the fair is to help student veterans find part-time jobs,” said Stephanie Winkler, director of Patriots’ Place, a Veterans Center that opened in November 2013 on Tri-County’s Pendleton Campus. “They have immediate needs to cover the gaps in their veterans benefits or they want to earn extra money to prepare for the holidays. We partnered with SC Works to help veterans with these employment issues,” added Winker.

The following companies will be in attendance:

AFCO; Anderson County Disabilities and Special Needs Board; BorgWarner; Clemson Area Transit (CAT bus); Clemson University; Columbia Mobile Vet Center (Dept. of Veterans Affairs); Defender Services; First Quality Tissue; HTI Employment Solutions; Johnson Controls; Kudzu Medical; Lowes; New Horizon Family Health Services; Ortec, Inc.; Phillips Staffing; Reliable Automatic Sprinkler Co.; RL Enterprise & Associates; Sam’s Club of Anderson; School District of Pickens County; Shaw Industries Inc.; St. Jude Medical; StaffMasters; Tamassee DAR School; Upstate Staffing and Walgreens Distribution.

For more information, contact Stephanie Winkler at 646-1564 or swinkler@tctc.edu.