G.I. Go Fund and Rutgers-Newark Student Veterans Organization to Host 2011 “Year of the Vet” Career Fair

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The G.I. Go Fund will be hosting the 3rd Annual “Year of the Vet” Career Fair for our nation’s veterans on the campus of Rutgers-Newark University on March 15, 2011.

The event will give our nation’s current military personnel, veterans and their spouses an opportunity to meet and discuss opportunities with employers from across the state, including PSEG, NJ Transit, ConocoPhillips, Merck & Co., and Edward Jones Investments. In addition, veteran support services such as the VA Outreach program and NJ Department of Labor One-Stop Career Center representatives will be on hand to assist veterans with any and all of their immediate needs.

“It is going to be an important day,” said G.I. Go Deputy Director Alexander Manis. “This state alone has over 500,000 veteran residents. It is crucial to get these brave men and women gainful and steady employment for themselves and their families.

This has always been a vital part to a soldier’s transition back to civilian life. And with the economy struggling the way it is, we need to do everything we can to prevent the people who sacrificed everything for us to be hit hardest by this situation.”

In addition, several colleges and higher education institutions such as Rutgers University, Montclair State University, and Caldwell College will be present at the Career Fair to offer information to veterans wishing to use their Post-9/11 G.I. Bill benefits.

“The Post-9/11 G.I. Bill has been such a dramatic change for our veterans and their futures,” said Manis. “Now any veteran is capable of receiving a full education without facing the burden of tuition on top of their other problems. It has become clear that more veterans are interested in capitalizing on this opportunity, and I am glad to see so many educational institutions willing and able to reach out to them.”

The event will be held Tuesday, March 15th, 2011, at the Paul Robeson Campus Center, 350 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Newark, NJ 07103 from 10AM to 2 PM. Veterans and their families are strongly encouraged to come. Candidates and exhibitors can park at the discounted rate of $7.00 after receiving a stamp at the event.

The following is a list of the event’s exhibitors:


Council for Airport Opportunity; ConocoPhillips Bayway Refinery; New York State Police; Merck; New York City Fire Department; U.S. Customs and Border Protection; NJ TRANSIT; America Approved Energy Services Direct;  Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies;  Pre-Paid Legal Service, Inc.; ; Edward Jones;
Viridian Energy; PRIMERICA; New Jersey State Police; AvisBudgetGroup;
Cintas Corporation; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives;
Prudential Financial; Lev-Tech; U.S EEOC; Regus Management Group; Federal Bureau of Investigation; PSEG; The Diversified Companies; Hudson Community Enterprises; Port Authority of NY and NJ; Paychex, Inc.; Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ; J.B. Hunt Transport; Princeton University; Frito-Lay, Inc.; Actavis; Drug Enforcement Administration; Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Support Services

NJ Veterans Business Outreach at Rutgers Business School, US DOL – OFCCP,
OPERATION CHILLOUT, U.S. Department of Labor, Rebuilding Together, Essex,
Dept Of Labor-Newark One-Stop Career Center, Dept of Veterans Affairs,
Bloomfield Vet Center, VA Enrollment, NJ Shares, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark – Neighborhood Connections, The Women’s Rights Center, VITAS Innovative Hospice, New Jersey Army National Guard Education Office

Colleges/Training Programs

Berkeley College, University of Phoenix, Centenary College, DeVry University,
Montclair Stat University, NJ Guard Training Academy, Mobile Technical Training, Bloomfield College, Kaplan University, Caldwell College, WyoTech, Felician College, The Education Guru, NCC Workforce Development Center, Grand Canyon University, Rider University, Operation College Promise

For more information, please call the G.I. Go Veterans Transition Center of Newark at (973)802-1479, or visit us on the web at