Last Friday, I attended a Veterans Job Fair in Anchorage, Alaska. I flew up from Juneau following the Coast Guard’s Transition Assistance Program and a full week of retirement benefits briefings. The job fair was well attended by private sector, government, state and local businesses. I was most impressed with the Alaska Marine Highway System, the Alaska Journal of Commerce, GCI telecommunications, and Northern Industrial Training (NIT), a new firm specializing in Safety, Health and Environmental Training. The latter two, GCI and NIT, did a fantastic job answering this soon-to-be veteran’s questions about employment options.
The Veterans Job Fair proved to be a worthwhile use of my time. I made new connections and built a small network of potential employers in the Anchorage area. And it didn’t hurt visiting with family while I was there.