90Works, a nonprofit serving the Emerald Coast, is set to host a free job fair for veterans, called Deployment to Employment, on September 18 from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Pensacola Wahoo Stadium.
“90Works is excited to continue to bring services and opportunities to our warrior community.” said Anthony Sawyer, Director of Outreach.
In its first year hosting the event at the Blue Wahoos Stadium, 90Works has partnered with the Panhandle Warrior Project to help as many veterans as possible prepare for and find employment in the Pensacola area.
Veterans attending can expect to have the opportunity to meet recruiters seeking employees, a complimentary breakfast and inspirational words from guest speaker, veteran, Vice President of the 90Works board of directors and President of Guardian Six-- a small business that analyzes national security issues and navigates the defense marketplace-- General John Adams.
“A veteran’s military skills can easily translate to a civilian job,” said Sawyer. “When employers tap into those rich skills, they bolster their company’s performance.”
The event is also set to feature complimentary haircuts from Sports Clips Pensacola, the showcasing of local veteran-owned businesses as well as a resume writing workshop from the University of West Florida’s Office of Career Development and Community Engagement.
“Deployment to Employment continues our efforts to advocate for and connect resources to veterans in Northwest Florida,” Sawyer said.
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90Works is a 501(c)(3) organization that strives to prevent and overcome homelessness, poverty and family-violence along the Emerald Coast through its holistic approach to developing self-sufficient citizens. With a focus on veterans and their families, it boasts a 90 percent success rate in helping people improve their lives within 90 days, believing that its model makes a dramatic impact in improving the quality of life for those in Northwest Florida.
Panhandle Warrior Project, partners with warrior-centered community organizations by providing a proven model, mentorship, and resources to advance comprehensive and holistic warrior care that will promote the overall well-being of warriors and their communities. The program aims to increase the usage of the Post-911 GI Bill benefits and graduation rate from community education programs, reduce warrior homelessness, and unemployment, enroll warriors in e-benefits, VA healthcare, and enroll warriors in Project Alumni. Funded by America's Warrior Partnership.