The Houston Community College Rustic location will aid the effort to lower the veteran unemployment rate by helping Houston-area veterans find job opportunities through its Sixth Annual “United We Stand” Veteran Job Fair.

The Job Fair will take place on Thursday November 5, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 6815 Rustic St., Houston, TX 77087. Over 50 employers and 10 veteran agencies will be available to assist veterans at the event. The Centers of Excellence will be present to provide course information on Associate of Applied Science Degrees (AAS) in Corrosion Technology and Logistics for veterans to consider in redefining stagnant careers where jobs are unavailable.  .

Despite their experience and wide range of skills acquired through training, the unemployment rate for veterans sits higher than the civilian one, especially for new veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Many people, including First Lady Michelle Obama, have begun to focus on the employment opportunities available to veterans as troops are being withdrawn from abroad.

Houston Community College Chancellor Dr. Cesar Maldonado, Southeast College President Dr. Irene Porcarello and other special dignitaries are expected to attend

Interested veteran jobseekers should register at



Exhibitors and employers should contact James Corona at james.corona@hccs.edu


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