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Career fair for veterans in Latham

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says more than 70 companies will participate in a career fair for military veterans and current members of the National Guard and Reserves.

The "Hiring Our Heroes" career fair is part of a national effort by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce foundation dedicated to connecting employers with talented veterans and military spouses. The event will be held Wednesday at the New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs headquarters in Latham, N.Y. from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Each registered employer has agreed to have at least five job vacancies available in order to participate in the event.

Among the companies who signed up are General Electric, GlobalFoundries and Southwest Airlines.

Job seekers interested in participating in the event can register at http://www.uschamber.com/hiringourheroes/latham-ny3 .
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