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Hire a Veteran Month in Minnesota

July 11, 2012
Updated Jul 11, 2012 at 12:23 PM CDT

St Paul, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) ---
Governor Mark Dayton has launched a new event across Minnesota to make his state more veteran friendly

Today, the Governor proclaimed July 2012 "Hire a Veteran Month" across Minnesota

"Hiring veterans is one of the best investments businesses can make in the future success of their companies and of our state,"� Governor Mark Dayton said "Veterans have the skills Minnesota employers are looking for, including leadership, intelligence, dedication, and loyalty They also have proven their abilities to perform at the highest levels under all kinds of pressures and conditions"

Governor Dayton is urging Minnesota businesses and other employers to hire veterans in their communities throughout the month of July

The "Hire a Veteran"� month proclamation officially kicked off the Minnesota Veterans Career Fair, an event sponsored by the Department of Employment and Economic Development, in partnership with the Minnesota National Guard and Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs

Over 1,000 current and former veterans and 120 Minnesota businesses with employment opportunities are expected to participate in the event held at the Earl Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center, MN

The fair is one of several veterans' career events that will take place with local partners throughout the state in the coming weeks and months

For up to date information on upcoming veterans employment events in your area visit Positively Minnesota and click on the events tab

The Minnesota Veterans Career Fair is part of ongoing efforts by the Dayton administration to promote veterans employment and connect Minnesota military veterans with employers that are hiring

Posted to the web by Krista Burns
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