The Texas Workforce Commission and the Texas Veteran’s Commission will be hosting the Cross Timbers Veterans Expo and Job Fair. The event will be open to the public and “no job seeker will be turned away.”

The Expo will feature services available to veterans of all ages, not only the ones of working age.

“We will offer benefits ranging from education to long-term health care to burial benefits and everything in between,” said Robin Greer, veterans employment representative for the Texas Veterans Commission.

The job fair portion of the event will feature many employers looking to hire correctional and law enforcement officers, clerical positions, truck drivers and construction workers, to name a few. This opportunity should not be overlooked, especially in today’s tough job market.

“Although many of the companies that will be present are not hiring immediately, they will be building applicant pools for the first of April,” said Greer.

Greer also stated that there are 25,000 veterans in Hood, Parker, Palo Pinto, Erath and Somervell counties.

The location of Lipan High School was chosen because it is a “four corners” area for all five counties. It is a central location for many of the area veterans.

“There are so many benefits available to all vets. With the state of our economy, this is a good way to get the word out without the veterans having to go to Fort Worth,” said Greer.

The job fair and benefit expo will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at Lipan High School, located at 211 N. Kickapoo Street.