Military Connection: CalVet Job Fair: By Debbie Gregory

CalVet job fair

The California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) has announced a job fair on January 21, 2015 at the West Los Angeles Veterans Home.

CalVet is launching their “Hiring Blitz” in preparation for the immediate opening of their Skilled Nursing Unit at the CalVet West Los Angeles Veterans Home. The purpose of the job fair will be to hire multiple nurses and Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs), a Nursing Supervisor, an Activities Coordinator, a Social Worker, plus several clerical, food service, custodial and other positions needed at the Veterans Home.

“We’re looking for compassionate individuals who care about our Veterans,” said Tom Bucci, the Administrator of the CalVet West Los Angeles Veterans Home. “Our goal is filling our beds in our home as soon as we hire the professional and caring staff we need.”

Both Veterans and non-Veterans are welcome to attend the job fair. Those in attendance will receive a one-stop opportunity to speak with CalVet Human Resources staff, learn about how to get a state job, and what exams are necessary to establish application eligibility for state service employment.

Veterans’ preference can be applied to help Veterans qualify for state examinations. Any Veteran, Veteran spouse, widow or widower, or spouse of a 100-percent disabled Veteran who achieves a passing score on an entrance examination will be eligible to apply for employment within that job classification. For more information about Veterans’ preference, please go to:

This “Hiring Blitz” will be held from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on January 21, 2015 at the West Los Angeles Veterans Home, located at 11500 Nimitz Avenue, Los Angeles, 90049.

CalVet is also hiring statewide for additional home locations.

“We have job openings throughout our eight long-term care homes,” said the Undersecretary of Veterans Homes, Diane Vanderpot. “We are particularly in need of nurses, therapists, and other clinical staff. In the coming months, you will see CalVet staff attending community job fairs and Veterans resource fairs recruiting for our homes.”

In addition to West LA, CalVet operates Veterans Homes in Barstow, Chula Vista, Fresno, Lancaster, Redding, Ventura, and Yountville. All of these facilities are looking to hire staff. To learn more about CalVet exams and jobs, please visit their new, award-winning website:

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Military Connection: CalVet Job Fair: By Debbie Gregory