Fort Riley hosts 6th annual Hiring and Education Fair

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FORT RILEY, Kan. (WIBW) - Fort Riley hosted its sixth annual combined hiring and education fair at Riley’s Community Center Thursday, with more than 100 vendors at the event.

The event featured higher education representatives of more than fifty schools from around the US.

Also on hand for the event were financial aid advisors, education counselors, and more than fifty employers.

Organizers recommended attendees dress for success and bring copies of their resumes, as employers may interview or hire the right candidates on the spot.

“The importance is to provide the opportunities for our community, our military family members, veterans that are transitioning out.” Employment Readiness Program at Fort Riley, manager, Benita Edwards says.

“If soldiers are looking for higher education, perhaps family members are looking for employment or the other way around.” Fort Riley Education Center, Education Specialist, Marian Moore says.

This free event was open to all Soldiers, their family members, veterans, retirees and community members.