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Tuesday, May 4, 2010 - 12:06pm

DOL Job Fair Targets Veterans

Hundreds of job seekers packed into the Army Reserve Center at Fort Gordon to hand out resumes and network with potential employers. Civilians were also welcome, but there were few jobs for them. Mostly IT companies from around the South were looking for veterans and military personnel nearing the end of their service. Eric Glavine of military communications contractor Quantum Dynamics says he just doesn't have many positions available for civilians.

"I need people with security clearance so 99 percent of my jobs are people that are prior military," said Glavine. "It’s just a requirement and I’ve got to have it so if they’re not then there’s not much I can do for them now."

Augusta’s unemployment stands at 9.8 percent.

The job fair was organized by the Georgia Department of Labor.