We have a solemn obligation to our veterans as a community and a nation. Here in Providence, we are providing our service members, both current and retired, with as much support as we can. Part of this support includes helping our men and women in uniform find employment so they can continue to support their families when they return home from duty.
Unemployment among current and veteran military is far too high. With the urgency of growing unemployment among our Guard, Reserves and veterans, I will join with U.S. Senator Jack Reed and Cranston Mayor Allan Fung to host a Military and Veterans Job Fair on Friday, April 26 from 11am-3pm at the Rhode Island Convention Center.
The Job Fair is free and open to military members, veterans and their families. Pre-registration is required by calling 401-680-8570 or visiting www.providenceri.com (Click on Jobs Now.)
This job fair is part of a series of Mayors Job Fairs, a new partnership to promote employment. Ninety local companies that are hiring will attend and participate in the Job Fair.
I am grateful to the many partners involved in this event, including Senator Reed, Mayor Fung, Employer Support for Guard and Reserves, Hero 2 Hired, the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce and Workforce Solutions of Providence/Cranston.
I hope to see many of our current and retired service members on April 26. On that day, and every day, we support our service members and thank them for their brave, honorable service to our country.