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Shale job fair for vets scheduled Thursday

February 18, 2012
Special to the Salem News , Salem News

VIENNA - The Regional Chamber is joining with and the Tip of the Arrow Foundation for the Mahoning Valley's first Veterans Hiring Event and Life Advancement Fair for the oil and gas industry. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station in Vienna.

The fair will focus on career hiring in the burgeoning oil and gas industry in eastern Ohio, as well as opportunities for veterans to discover educational advancement opportunities at Youngstown State University, Eastern Gateway Community College and Weekend College at Hiram College.

Eight companies will be looking to hire more than 100 veterans for positions either open immediately or in the near future.

In addition, the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. will be on hand to announce an innovative financial assistance program for obtaining a home in the City of Youngstown, a program that will also be available to veterans.

Companies participating in the veterans hiring event include V&M Star, KS Drilling / Keane Frac, Chesapeake Energy, Dynamic Structures Inc. and North American Field Services.

Access to the event is restricted to those who have pre-registered. To pre-register, contact Vera Barone at 570-337-7149 or



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