2018 Veterans resource fair, hiring event held Oct. 19 in Richmond, IN

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All veterans are invited to attend the 2018 Eastern Indiana Veterans Resource Fair and Hiring Event, according to a release. The event is free.

The fair and event will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19, and doors will close at 1:15 p.m. to ensure everyone is served. It will be held at the Tom Raper Center, 861 Salisbury Road in Richmond.

Activities include free health screenings, employment options, educational information, governmental resources, mental health services and other community resources, read the release. A free lunch will be provided to the first 300 veterans in attendance.

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There are currently over 70 vendors signed up to attend. They include ASPIN, DOT Foods, Stant, Indiana Legal Services, Social Security Administration, IU East, and Richmond Community Based Outreach Clinic.

“A small idea five years ago with no budget has blossomed into what is probably the largest event of this kind in Eastern Indiana,” Brian Rea, WorkOne Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialist. “All of a sudden we had partners and businesses wanting to help out and donating their services. That’s a positive community at work.”

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