Veterans job fair set for Dallas

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More than 115 employers are scheduled to participate in a job fair Thursday in Dallas aimed at veterans.

The event is hosted by JPMorgan Chase as part of the 100,000 Jobs Mission, a program launched in 2011 by Chase and 10 other companies with the goal of hiring a combined 100,000 military veterans by 2020. Chase said that in two years the coalition has grown to 99 companies that have collectively hired more than 51,000 veterans.

It says participants have more than 5,000 openings, "ranging from entry-level to managerial positions," from technology, energy and retail to financial services, defense and telecommunications.

The fair runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Dallas Convention Center, Ballroom A, 650 S. Griffin St. Business attire is suggested.

Participants should bring copies of their résumé and be prepared for interviews, organizers said. Registration is encouraged at www.100000jobsmission.com.

"We're excited to be a part of the 100,000 Jobs Mission and to bring our recruiting teams to the hiring event in Texas to meet potential candidates," said Todd Davis, director of recruiting for online retailer Amazon.com, which said in January that it plans three Texas fulfillment centers, including one at Alliance in far north Fort Worth and one in Coppell.

Other participating employers include 7-Eleven, AT&T, Bank of America, Bell Helicopter, Bristol-Myers Squibb, the city of Fort Worth, Coca-Cola, Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Delta Air Lines, General Motors, IBM, Lockheed Martin and Verizon.

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