The Edmond Sun

October 25, 2013

Hiring event connects companies, military personnel


Special to The Sun

STILLWATER — The Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education, along with five other entities, will sponsor a hiring event Nov. 7 at Meridian Technology Center in Stillwater. In addition to ODCTE and Meridian Technology Center, other sponsors are Oklahoma State University, the Oklahoma Department of Commerce, the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission and the Oklahoma National Guard Employment Coordination Program.

Military personnel preparing for separation from active service, Guard and Reserve members and veterans will be able to meet with participating employers who have jobs to fill. The employers will conduct preliminary interviews at the event.

The hiring event in Stillwater will be a little different. It will be open only to military-related job seekers from 10:30 a.m. to noon, but from noon to 2:30 p.m., it will be open to anyone looking for a career, including those with military affiliations.

Those with military affiliations planning to attend the event should pre-register and provide their career objectives and job skills so they can be matched with employers looking for workers like them. Others planning to attend in the afternoon do not need to pre-register.

The hiring event will be at the Industrial Development Center at Meridian Technology Center, 1312 S. Sangre Road, Stillwater. Military personnel preparing for separation from active service, Guard and Reserve members and veterans can register at https://secure.jotformpro.com/okcareertech/okmilitaryjobseeker. Employers can register at https://secure.jotformpro.com/okcareertech/okmilitaryemployer.

For more information, visit www.OkMilitaryConnection.com or contact Valdois at 743-5573 or lvald@okcareertech.org or Bobby Bryant, OESC local veterans’ employment representative, at 624-1450 or Bobby.Bryant@oesc.state.ok.us.