Ohio job fair for veterans attracts hundreds

FAIRBORN, Ohio (AP) — Hundreds of military veterans turned out for a job fair in southwest Ohio designed to get them working.

The Dayton Daily News (http://bit.ly/17ccHyk ) reports that more than 85 employers — from insurance and aerospace firms to truck driving companies — filled booths Wednesday at the Wright State University arena hunting for potential new hires.

For some who served in the military in the past decade, finding work has been a problem.

Veterans who served after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks had an average unemployment rate of 12.8 percent in Ohio last year, compared to 7.6 percent for veterans of all eras. Statewide, the average unemployment rate was 6.9 percent for non-veterans.

The job fair happens twice a year. About 1,200 people attended in April.