The Washington, D.C., government held its second annual veteran job fair this week, attracting hundreds of former service members and their spouses from around the region.
“We’ve got veterans from every spectrum, every generation here today, and there is an opportunity for absolutely each and every one of them,” said Ely Ross, director of Mayor Muriel Bowser’s veterans affairs office.
Booths representing government agencies and private companies of all sizes filled the gym floor at D.C. National Guard headquarters, as recruiters looked for veterans to join their team. Some companies even gave contingent job offers to qualified candidates on the spot.
Natalie Gross has been reporting for Military Times since 2017. She grew up in a military family and has a master's degree in journalism from Georgetown University.