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The Texas Workforce Commission is proud to announce the fourth annual Hiring Red, White and You! (HRWY) statewide job fair to take place on November 12, 2015. In cooperation with 28 Workforce Solutions partners, the Hiring Red, White and You! Job Fair connects Texas veterans and their spouses with Texas employers who value the experience, discipline and other exceptional qualities inherent with a military background.
In the first 3 years, HRWY has connected more than 31,000 veterans with over 4,700 employers.
With the recent end of America’s nine-year war in Iraq and the current drawdown of U.S. troops in Afghanistan, a mass of unemployed veterans are returning home to the United States. It is estimated that there are 922,000 veterans in Texas who are eligible for work. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the national unemployment rate for all veterans is 6.3 percent. In contrast, for those veterans who served in the military post 9/11, the unemployment rate is 10.0 percent.
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The 2015 Hiring Red, White and You! Job Fair will be held simultaneously on November 12, 2015 in 28 different cities throughout the state of Texas. For more information on the fair in your area, please contact your local representative. Job fair locations will be listed here when they are scheduled.