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Military Connection: Veterans Job Fair in West LA: By Debbie Gregory

CalVet job fair

Part of having a successful career is loving what you do. Part of loving your job is finding satisfaction in the work that you do. Many Veterans, as well as civilians, are finding great satisfaction and successful careers working with Veterans. The California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) is paving the way to a career you are bound to love.

On Wednesday January 21, 2015, from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., CalVet will be hosting a job fair at their West Los Angeles Veterans Home, located at 11500 Nimitz Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90049 (at Wilshire Blvd. and the 405 freeway).

CalVet is hosting the job fair to fill immediate openings at their West Los Angeles Veterans Home. The home is rolling it out its new Skilled Nursing Unit, and is looking for applicants to fill the following positions:

  • 27 Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs)
  • 11 Nurses
  • Activities coordinator
  • Social worker
  • Nursing supervisor
  • Clerical, food service, custodial, and numerous other clinical positions.

“We’re looking for compassionate individuals who care about our Veterans,” said Tom Bucci, the Administrator of CalVet’s 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.”

At the CalVet Job Fair in Los Angeles, applicants will have a one-stop opportunity to apply for CalVet openings. There will also be an opportunity to speak with CalVet’s human resources staff regarding how to get a state job, and how to schedule and take any necessary exams.

Any Veteran, Veteran spouse, widowed spouse, 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.

Veterans’ preference can be used to give eligible Veterans preference in appointment over many other applicants. For more information about Veterans’ preference, please go to: https://jobs.ca.gov/job/veteransinformation.

CalVet has openings at all eight of their long-term care homes. This Los Angeles job fair is the first of several hiring events to help employ nurses, therapists and other clinical staff in high demand at all of the CalVet homes, which are located in Barstow, Chula Vista, Fresno, Lancaster, Redding, Ventura, and Yountville.

To learn more about CalVet exams and jobs, and the Los Angeles job fair on January 21, 2015, please visit: www.calvet.ca.gov/jobs

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Military Connection: Veterans Job Fair in West LA: By Debbie Gregory