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Obion County Veterans Outreach Features Jobs, Education and Other Valuable Resources

Thursday, May 08, 2014 | 03:38am

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs (TDVA) is partnering with Representative Bill Sanderson (R-Kenton) and Representative Andy Holt (R-Dresden) as well as more than 40 federal, state, local public and private partners to ensure Veterans, dependents and surviving family members in Dyer, Gibson, Lake, Obion and Weakley Counties get access to employment opportunities, educational resources, mental health and substance abuse services, business resources and claims assistance. 

Representatives from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services as well as Dyersburg State Community College, Jackson State Community College, Southeast Missouri State University, Southern Illinois University,  Troy University will participate in the Veterans Outreach Event and Job Fair on Friday, May 9 from 11am to 3pm at the Eddie Cox Senior Citizens Center in Union City.  Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security will participate to offer Commercial Driving Certification for qualified Veterans as well as recruit Veterans for open positions. Tennessee Department of Correction, Tennessee Bureau of Investigations and Tennessee Department of Military will also recruit Veterans.  

To access the outreach flyers and vendor lists for TDVA Outreach Events visit the TDVA Events page.

Veterans will need to present a copy of their DD-214 and any other service related documents to assist with filing claims for federal benefits. 

WHO:               TDVA representatives, Representative Andy Holt as well as representatives from several federal and state departments as well as higher education institutions gather to assist Veterans and their families in Dyer, Gibson, Lake, Obion and Weakley Counties

WHEN:             Friday, May 9, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (CDT)

WHERE:           Eddie Cox Senior Citizens Center, 622 S. Depot St. Union City, TN 38261

WHY:                To help Veterans and their dependents to learn more about eligible benefits, employment opportunities, educational resources and more.

CONTACT:        Scott Ziegler, Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Benefits Representative, (731) 286-8344

NOTE:              The next TDVA Veteran Outreach Event and Job Fair will be in at the Cumberland County Community Complex at 1398 Livingston Road in Crossville on June 10.  Visit the TDVA Events page for more details.

For more information visit the department’s website at www.tn.gov/veteran, facebook/myTDVA or twitter @TNDVA.

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