Press Release

Orange County VEAP to Host Its First In-Person Veterans and Military Family Career Fair

Business man shaking veteran's hand

SANTA ANA, Calif. (November 2, 2021) — On November 17, 2021, the County of Orange in partnership with the Orange County Workforce Development Board Veterans Employment-Related Assistance Program (VEAP) will host its first Veterans and Military Family Career Fair. This free event will be in-person and open to veterans and military members within 180 days of separation from active duty as well as their dependents.

The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the jobless rate for all veterans increased to 6.5% in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Veterans and Military Family Career Fair will allow veterans to showcase their diverse range of military transferable skills and connect with high-profile employers with open positions geared toward expertise gained while on active duty.

Participating employers will include in-demand employment sector companies ranging from service industries to high-level corporate and technical organizations. Job seekers can expect employers to collect resumes, interview prospective employees, and potentially hire on the spot.

To help participants prepare for the job fair, the Orange County Workforce Solutions Center is currently offering free workshops in-person and online including resume writing and interview techniques. For a full workshop calendar, visit

DATE: Wednesday, November 17, 2021
TIME: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
LOCATION: County Operations Center; 1300 Grand Avenue, Santa Ana, CA 92705

The County of Orange would like to thank a consortium of Orange County community partners for helping veterans, military, and their families access employment opportunities through this career fair, including Anaheim Workforce Development Board, Anaheim Workforce Connection, Placentia Chamber of Commerce, Santa Ana Workforce Development Board, City of Santa Ana, City of Dana Point, Dana Point Chamber of Commerce, Orange Chamber of Commerce, City of San Juan Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano Chamber of Commerce, City of Seal Beach, Seal Beach Chamber of Commerce, EDD, Department of Rehabilitation, Orange County Veterans Service Office, and Orange County Public Libraries.

To learn more on how to access and participate in the Veterans and Military Family Career Fair, visit

For information about OC VEAP, visit

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This WIOA Title I financially assisted program or activity is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. If you need special assistance to participate in this program, please call 949-341-8000. TDD/TTY users, please call the California Relay Service at (800) 735- 2922 or 711. Please call 48 hours in advance to allow the One-Stop Center to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this program.