WYOMISSING, Pa. – Area veterans of all ages, active military, and their families are urged to attend the second annual Veterans’ Expo & Job Fair – Berks County, a free, one-day event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, at the Crowne Plaza Reading Hotel, 1741 Papermill Road, Wyomissing.
Presented by OLP Events, the Veterans’ Expo will connect active and retired military members with the benefits and resources available to them through local businesses and organizations.
Exhibitors represented will include community service providers, healthcare professionals, VA benefits counselors, education/training providers, and business startup assistance, as well as businesses covering everything from home improvement, legal services, and finance to retirement living and insurance.
The 9 a.m. opening ceremony will include the Presenting of Colors by the Marine Corps League as well as words from LuAnn Oatman, director of Berks Encore. Additionally, a deserving veteran will receive a Quilt of Valor created by Stitches of West Brandywine.
The Job Fair is an opportunity for transitioning and former military personnel of all ages and their families to meet with employers face-to-face to discuss available positions.
Job seekers can also visit the Resource Center for mock interviews, resume reviews, and other helpful information for translating their military careers to civilian opportunities.
Event sponsors include Berks Encore, BCTV, Disabled American Veterans, Pennsylvania American Legion, Pennsylvania National Guard Outreach Office, Pennsylvania State Headquarters VFW, and WFYL.
For more information on the Veterans Expo & Job Fair, call (717) 285-1350 or visit www.veteransexpo.com.