Governor Walz Proclaims “Hire A Veteran Month” in Minnesota

Wednesday, July 03, 2019

Proclamation recognizes 327,000 Minnesota veterans for their service ahead of Veterans Career Fair

ST. PAUL – Governor Tim Walz has declared July 2019 "Hire a Veteran Month" in the State of Minnesota. Governor Walz's proclamation encourages all Minnesota employers to help connect military service members with employment opportunities during the month of July, and to continue hiring veterans throughout the year.

"Veterans returning from deployments face higher unemployment rates and experience more challenges entering the workforce," said Governor Walz. "I encourage all Minnesota employers to give veterans the uppermost consideration when hiring."

As part of "Hire a Veteran Month," Minnesota veterans are encouraged to attend the 13th Annual Veterans Career Fair taking place on Wednesday, July 24 from 2 – 6 p.m. at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center.

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