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Hiring Event Planned In McAlester Opened To The Public

March 26, 2015

The unemployment rate in southeastern Oklahoma has led Oklahoma CareerTech and its partners to open an Oklahoma Military Connection hiring event to the general public.

The hiring event will be from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. April 2 at the Armed Forces Reserve Center, 1 C Tree Road, McAlester. It will be open to the general public from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

“Oklahoma Military Connection would like to open the event to all job-seekers in southeast Oklahoma to help make it a success We believe it is important to get as many job-seekers as possible in front of employers,” said David Crow with the Oklahoma Department of Commerce.

Participating employers will have jobs they are ready to fill and will be prepared to interview eligible applicants, said Amy Ewing-Holmstrom, CareerTech for Vets coordinator.

Job-seekers must register at www.okmilitaryconnection.com.

The Oklahoma Military Connection hiring event is a state initiative sponsored by the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education CareerTech for Vets program, the Oklahoma Department of Commerce, the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission and the Oklahoma National Guard Employment Coordination.

For more information about the hiring event, contact Amy Ewing-Holmstrom, CareerTech for Vets, 405-714-6186, Amy.Ewing-Holmstrom@careertech.ok.gov; Ryan Davis, local veterans’ employment representative, OESC, 918-682-3364, Ext. 233, ryan.davis@oesc.state.ok.us; or Lisa Mussett, local veterans’ employment representative, OESC, 580-286-6667, lisa.mussett@oesc.state.ok.us.

For more information about CareerTech, visit www.okcareertech.org.

The Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education provides leadership and resources and assures standards of excellence for a comprehensive statewide system of career and technology education. The system offers programs and services in 29 technology center districts operating on 59 campuses, 393 comprehensive school districts and 13 Skills Centers campuses that include three juvenile facilities.

The agency is governed by the State Board of Career and Technology Education and works closely with the State Department of Education and the State Regents for Higher Education to provide a seamless educational system for all Oklahomans.

Laura Wilson, Writer/Editor

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