Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center alongside WVU host “Operation Appreciation Fair” for veterans


FAIRMONT, W.Va. – West Virginia University has teamed up with the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center to bring job opportunities to local veterans.

The two hosted a veteran’s “Operation Appreciation Fair” at the Woody Williams Armed Forces Reserve center in Fairmont on Thursday.

The event featured several vendors offering employment opportunities and various services available to veterans including local and state police, oil and gas and many healthcare services.

Organizers say WVU and the VA will continue their outreach programs together.

“We value our workforce, the veterans in our workforce and we recognize them at WVU with different events throughout the year,” said WVU Senior Diversity Outreach Specialist, Charlotte Swiger. “But we wanted to just let them know we are always looking for new employees. We always have positions open from entry level all the way up to faculty and we hire for all those positions on a continual basis.”

Several door prizes were given our throughout the day inlcuding a special recognition when the profiles in Valor Award was given to Lieutenant Colonel Robert J. Metzger in appreciation for his service.

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