Wake County

Veterans job fair coming to Raleigh next week

More than 45 companies, government agencies and universities will take part in a job fair for veterans, military spouses, guardsmen and reservists at Carter-Finley Stadium next week.

The event is sponsored by DAV, Disabled American Veterans, and RecruitMilitary, an Ohio-based company that has produced more than 800 veterans job fairs across the nation, including 16 in Raleigh since 2006. In January, nearly 500 people attended a veterans job fair in Raleigh that resulted in dozens of job offers, according to organizers.

As of Thursday, 549 people have registered to attend next week’s job fair, and 48 recruiters have signed up, including Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, GlaxoSmithKline, Lowe’s Companies, PNC Bank, ABB, First Citizens Bank, Norfolk Southern Corporation, the Raleigh Police Department and Red Hat.

The job fair will take place Thursday, Aug. 4, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Vaughn Towers at Carter-Finley Stadium. For more information, go to www.recruitmilitary.com.