job fair draws big crowd, opportunities for Yongsan

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job fair draws big crowd, opportunities for Yongsan

by: Pvt. Hongseo Lim | .
published: September 14, 2012

YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- In order to provide job opportunities for Servicemembers, Families and Civilians, U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan's Army Community Service hosted a job fair to make the job-seeking process easier for prospective employees here, Sept. 12.

Nearly forty companies filled the Naija Ballroom inside the Dragon Hill Lodge willing to hire job seekers of the Yongsan community.

Col. Michael E. Masley, garrison commander for U.S Army Garrison Yongsan, emphasized the importance of the job fair to the Area II Community.

"The purpose of the job fair is to help our community find employment and to help the employers see the vast amount of talent that Yongsan has," Masley said. "Gen. James D. Thurman and Lt. Gen. John D. Johnson are very much involved in finding employment for our Community."

Throughout the job fair event, the ballroom was crowded with the representatives of companies and job seekers. Each company had its own booth, distributing informative pamphlets and having a question and answer session with the potential employees of the company.

The prospective employees were able to receive a handful of useful information regarding jobs they were interested in.

Sgt. 1st Class Bobby Johnson, a retiring Soldier, said that the job fair provided him with good direction on where and how to start the process of finding job. He also mentioned that retiring Soldiers should take these opportunities because it makes the job seeking process much easier for retiring Soldiers and other Servicemembers.

This event was especially helpful not only for the job seekers but also for the employers too. The representatives from various companies were busy receiving resumes, and describing what the company had to offer.

"It is a great opportunity to meet a lot of different people, actually face to face, so we can know what concerns are for the prospective employers," said Richard Lewis, deputy program director for Black Box Network Services. "I am happy to be here and to support the event."

The job fair left both prospective employees and employers satisfied. Throughout the job fair, Army Community Service reassured the financial readiness of Servicemembers, Families and Civilians.

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