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An event to match military vets with employment is coming to Ventura County.

A job fair for Veterans takes place on Saturday August 20 in Camarillo
County of Ventura
A job fair for Veterans takes place on Saturday August 20 in Camarillo

There are thousands of unfilled jobs across the Central and South Coasts.

As well as job vacancies, there’s support for those moving from a job in the military to civilian life on benefits and local service providers at Ventura County's Military and Veteran Job Expo.

Ventura County Veteran Services Officer Jim McHugh says vets have a lot to offer the job market.

"We have over 40,000 veterans in the county," he told KCLU. "By hiring a veteran, these veterans are dedicated individuals and dedicated workers."

"They've got skills coming out that a lot of folks don't have. What's sometimes difficult for a veteran is translating the skills they acquired in service to the civilian world and that's another reason for being face to face and be able to talk to the employer," said McHugh.

The Job Expo takes places on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ventura County Office of Education in Camarillo.

Caroline joined KCLU in October 2020. She won LA Press Club's Audio Journalist of the Year Award in 2022 and 2023.

Since joining the station she's won 7 Golden Mike Awards, 4 Los Angeles Press Club Awards and 2 National Arts & Entertainment Awards.

She started her broadcasting career in the UK, in both radio and television for BBC News, 95.8 Capital FM and Sky News and was awarded the Prince Philip Medal for her services to radio and journalism in 2007.

She has lived in California for ten years and is both an American and British citizen - and a very proud mom to her daughter, Elsie.