WICHITA, Kan. –. Looking for a job? The Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center is hosting a job fair on Friday, May 19, 2017 in the main auditorium at 5500 E. Kellogg from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Veterans, spouses of veterans, wounded warrior care givers, and service members transitioning to civilian life are invited to meet over 50 employers from around the Kansas area all looking for talent.
“A job can make a world of difference,” says Rick Ament, director of the Robert J. Dole
VA Medical Center. “The employers of Kansas have come together to where the need
is greatest. The Veteran already possesses that ‘mission-first’ attitude that is a benefit
to any company. They are coming to the right place.”
The Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center runs a continuous drive to help Veterans
become employed. Resume assistance, and interview preparation can be obtain by
contacting Robin Madson at the VA. “You have a high chance of finding work at this
event,” says Robin Madson, Program Coordinator at the RJDVMC. “Veterans have the
talent and drive that these employers are looking for.”
Ms. Madson runs an employer roundtable that gathers together employers from around
the state to look at Veterans to fill needed job vacancies. Her closets even contain suits
and ties where Veterans can be outfitted out in the customary suit and tie to face the
standard job interview. “If you don’t have a suit,” she says, “come and talk to me.
Presentation is important.”
Some of the employers that will be present include:
- City of Wichita
- Sedgwick Country
- Union Pacific Railroad
- Wichita Public Schools
- Hyatt Regency
- Global Engineering and Technology
- Wichita Police Dept.
- Goodwill Industries
- Scholfield and Hatchett Devlin Automotive
- And many others.
“Looking your best is very important for the interview,” says Ms. Madson. “Need a
shave and a haircut? All you need to do is show up to the auditorium on May 19.
De’ville’s Barber shop and Shaving parlor are offering free haircuts.”
For the full list of potential employers check out the Robert J. Dole VA Facebook page
Veterans with questions about the job fair please contact Robin Madson at (316) 685-
2221, Extension. 57315.
Media interested in attending this job fair should contact Rob Cain, PAO, at (316) 685-
2221, EXT. 53064.