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Job fair helps veterans find civilian employment

Veteran Stephan Harris of East Greenbush talks to Taylor Stewart a representative of the Albany Stratton Veterans Affairs Medical Center at the "Hiring Our Heros" job fair held Wednesday at the Division of Military and Navel Affairs in Latham. The job fair was sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Veteran Stephan Harris of East Greenbush talks to Taylor Stewart a representative of the Albany Stratton Veterans Affairs Medical Center at the "Hiring Our Heros" job fair held Wednesday at the Division of Military and Navel Affairs in Latham. The job fair was sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation.
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Shawn Murphy expects to retire from the U.S. Marine Corps in early 2014, but the 37-year-old Latham resident can’t retire from daily work. He met potential employers Wednesday at “Hiring Our Heroes,” a job fair designed especially for veterans, military personnel and their spouses. About 70 businesses — including General Electric, Amtrak, Southwest Airlines, DeCrescente Distributing and Staples — sent representatives to the Division of Military and Naval Affairs’ headquarters in Latham. About 250 people ...


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