BELL COUNTY, Texas – For the first time ever, Workforce Solutions of Central Texas is partnering with Fort Hood for the annual Hiring Red, White & You! Hiring Event, which connects veterans, transitioning service members and military spouses with employers.
The Killeen-Temple metro area is home to at least 64,000 veterans. The national average for an area of the same size is around 25,300.
“We urge businesses and organizations across Central Texas to reach out to our veterans and help them make a smooth transition back into civilian life. It is much more than just providing an opportunity for someone who served. You are drawing from a highly-skilled, dedicated talent pool that will benefit the growth of your company,” said Susan Kamas, Executive Director of Workforce Solutions of Central Texas.
Nearly 200 employers from across the state and neighboring states are scheduled to attend. The number of attendees is expected to be around 3,000.
The hiring event is part of the annual statewide Hiring Red White & You! event hosted by the Texas Workforce Commission, now in its 11th year.
WHAT: Hiring Red, White & You! Hiring Event
WHEN: Friday, November 4th
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
WHERE: Lone Star Conference Center (Club Hood)
28218 Wainwright Dr.
Fort Hood, TX, 76544
While this hiring event prioritizes helping Texans who served, the event is open to civilians. They will need to have a military ID to get on Fort Hood to attend. An entry pass can be obtained at the Fort Hood Visitor’s Center.