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Job fair aimed at veterans and their families will be held today from 10 to 1

 An American flag waves in the breeze
An American flag waves in the breeze

The event will be at American Legion Post 639 in Springfield.

The Missouri Job Center is teaming up with the American Legion Post 639 to hold a job fair Wednesday, November 17.

The Veteran and Family Job Fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Post 639, 2660 S. Scenic in Springfield. It’s open to the general public as well as veterans and their family members.

“Hosting a Veteran-focused job fair fits into the Missouri Job Center and the Legion’s shared mission of helping current military and Veteran families thrive,” Sabrina Bonnette, U.S. Navy Chief (Ret), LVER, and Charter Member of Women Veterans of SWMO Post 1214, said in a news release.

Twenty-nine Springfield-area employers will be in attendance.

They are: Bass Pro Shops, Grizzly Industrial, Nothum Food Processing, Jack Henry, Buckhorn, CoxHealth, Greene County Sheriff’s Office, Flooring Systems, Veteran’s Upward Bound, The Arc of the Ozarks, City of Springfield, Red Monkey Foods, ACGI/Armstrong World, Battlefield Fire Protection, Amazon, Veteran’s Affairs, Wilson Logistics, Springfield Public Schools, O’Reilly Hospitality Management, Crossmark, Department of Social Services, SRC Logistics, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Springfield Vet Clinic, Healthline In-Home Care, Hiland Dairy, Sun Solar, AT&T and TSA.

Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. She likes to tell stories that make a difference. Michele enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and leisurely kayaking.