So much so, that Frank Parks of the VFW smiled and acknowledged the obvious for later this year.
“We’re very pleased with this turn out. We will be having another one.”
Scores of veterans, community members, and employers turned out for the first event of its kind, aimed at getting good jobs for those out of work or under employed, especially when it comes to veterans.
“Our veterans have a lot of discipline, training, and they know how to work as a team,” said Parks.
Food was donated by Saldana Racing Products for the event as well.
“We’re extremely pleased with how many people have shown up. I got a lot of calls after the original article in the paper from employers asking about being part of it. When we opened up, you couldn’t even get a parking space it was so full,” said Bob Luenebrink of the VFW.
“We’re bringing good jobs in here. We need to be a conduit between the employee and the employer. It’s our job to get veterans a good quality, stable employer and show these businesses what our American veterans are all about.”
Patrons of the event were able to learn more about various companies, drop off resumes, and sell themselves directly to people who are hiring.
Among some of the popular booths at the fair were the Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department and the Home Depot.