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Job fair, business summit June 25

May 27, 2009

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- The Military Order of the Purple Heart, in partnership with the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg and WorkForce West Virginia, will host a Job Fair & Business Opportunity Summit on June 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the medical center.

The event is geared toward veterans seeking assistance in finding employment and in identifying new business opportunities. Representatives from businesses and government agencies in the greater Martinsburg area will be on hand to help qualified individuals meet their employment needs.

The job fair will bring together resources from the State Human Resource (WorkForce) entities, the Department of Veteran Affairs, Department of Labor, Department of Commerce, Small Business Administration and local businesses.

The event will offer workshops and seminars to teach veterans how to relate their skills to employers' requirements. Also being offered will be methods for obtaining contracts, securing finances and developing business start-ups.

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For more information, call Otis Batten at 304-267-0030 or send e-mail to obatten@workforcewv.org.

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