Stafford American Legion Post 290

 


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Veterans’ Virtual Career Fair on Friday, July 30, 2021!

Calling all Veteran job seekers: VA’s Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E) Service is proud to announce its very first Veterans’ Virtual Career Fair on Friday, July 30, 2021!

VR&E has partnered with Microsoft Corporation to bring a virtual career fair to Veteran job seekers. The live event will feature 30+ top private and federal employers who are committed to hiring Veterans. Each participating employer will have multiple job openings to fill with Veterans. The primary focus of the fair is computer science, business management, management analysis, information technology (A+, Net +, security +), customer support, and software engineer positions. The job openings are nationwide, so there are opportunities for everyone.

Who is Eligible?

Any Veteran who is seeking a career in the computer science, business management, management analysis, information technology (A+, Net +, security +), customer support, or software engineering industries.

When is the Event?

The event will be on Friday, July 30 from 12 – 3p.m. EDT.

How to Register?

Veteran job seekers can register online at: MSSA Virtual Hiring Fair (virtualcareerfairs.com) 

How does it Work?

Recruiters and employer contacts will have information on open jobs, be able to answer questions and live chat with job seekers. Participants can visit the virtual booths of the hiring employers they are interested in speaking with. Job seekers can visit as many or as few booths as they like. Employer representatives can continue conversations with job seekers even after the job fair is over as the virtual career fair’s connection and features will remain open all day.

What to Expect?

The virtual career fair will look very similar to a real-life, in-person career fair. Veteran job seekers can register and log in at the time of the event. They will enter a virtual hallway to see each employer’s booth. Participants enter a booth where they meet one of the employer’s representatives. Once in the booth, participants can check out the employer’s FAQs, apply to job vacancies, and post general questions in a group chat or directly message the employer.

Which Private and Federal Employers are Participating?

• Veterans Health Administration
• Maximus
• Internal Revenue Service
• Northrop Grumman Corporation
• Defense Contract Management Agency
• Sierra7
• Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services
• Department of Transportation
• Cisco
• US Agency for International Development
• CVS/Anthem
• National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
• US Department of Agriculture
• General Dynamics
• US Department of Homeland Security
• Global Connection to Employment
• Department of Health and Human Services
• Cognasante
• US Department of Commerce
• Disability Solutions
• US Department of Labor

And many more!


Full Capacity Bingo EVERY Wednesday & Friday!

Doors Open at 2:00 pm and BINGO Starts at 6:00 pm

Pull Tab Sales Begin at 4pm

~Post 290 Kitchen is now OPEN~
Effective June 10th, no outside food or drink will be allowed to be brought in to the Post without specific approval of the Bingo Manager


 

** General Membership Meeting**

Tuesday, August 10th, at 7:30 pm at Post 290 
Read Aheads: 

**Executive Committee Meeting**

Monday, August 23rd at 7:30 pm

The July 2021 Newsletter can be viewed by clicking HERE!

~ Click on the Newsletter tab for previous editions ~


ACTIVITIES AT POST 290 

1 July -  Jr Shooters Practice @ the Annex, 1800-2000
4 July - Flag Retirement Ceremony, 1100; Independence Day cookout, 1200
6 July - Jr Shooters Practice @ the Annex, 1800-2000
7 July - American Legion Baseball vs Culpeper @ Post 290, 1900

8 July - Jr Shooters Practice @ the Annex, 1800-2000
10 July - Department Virtual Convention
13 July - General Membership Meeting, 1930; Legion Riders meet at 1830
13 July - Jr Shooters Practice @ the Annex, 1800-2000
15 July - Jr Shooters Practice @ the Annex, 1800-2000
17 July - Honor Guard Shrimp Feast, 1630-1900

20 July - Jr Shooters Practice @ the Annex, 1800-2000
22 July - Jr Shooters Practice @ the Annex, 1800-2000

26 July - Executive Committee Meeting, 1930
27 July - Jr Shooters Practice @ the Annex, 1800-2000
28 July - American Legion Baseball @ Post 290, 1900

29 July - Jr Shooters Practice @ the Annex, 1800-2000

 

See Club Room tab for updated hours of operation!


Boys State Counselors Needed - if interested, please contact Frenchie Burnett


Bingo Volunteers Needed:  The Bingo Manager, Noel Lowery, is looking for volunteers to establish 2 standing crews to work Bingo at the Post.  If interested, please contact Noel.
 


Looking to Buy a Home?

Buying a home is a weighty decision for everyone, but for veterans, there are many unique factors to consider. The process can be a stressful one, but not if you’re well-informed.  That's why I wrote, “7 Home Buying Tips Every Veteran Needs to Know” for the Redfin blog.  You can see the full post here: https://www.redfin.com/blog/veteran-home-buying-tips/   This article could help your members get started on their home buying journey. 


 

 

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