HUD Louisville Office Helps Veterans at Job Fair Sponsored by Congressman Yarmuth

Over 450 veterans from the Louisville community attended a job fair sponsored by Congressman John Yarmuth's (KY-D-3) office in November. Many of those veterans who were experiencing unemployment were matched with the 67 employers there who had job openings. Many of which accepted applications at the fair. There were an additional 25 service organizations, such as HUD, that were on hand to provide information on resources.

"We are so proud to serve the veterans who have selflessly served our country," said HUD Kentucky Field Office Director Krista Mills. "Veterans hold a special place in the hearts and lives of so many Americans and we hope we were able to make a positive difference in the lives of the veterans that we touched at the job fair."

At the HUD booth the veterans showed the most interest in HUD mortgage assistance and whether or not they were eligible to receive it. Questions concerning HUD homes for sale were also raised as well as the availability of HUD rental assistance and HUD job openings. This put into perspective the complexity of the struggle that so many veterans and their families are facing.

Like so many other Americans, there are plenty of veterans who are having a difficult time finding meaningful work that pays a decent, livable wage. As a matter of fact, many veterans who find themselves joining the civilian workforce for the first time find it to be a bleak experience. Although veterans have a wealth of education and specialized experience, it might not match as specifically as a civilian's. But with job fairs such as this one comes the hope of a brighter future for our local heroes.


Content Archived: September 16, 2014