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Veterans job fair bringing dozens of recruiters to downtown Tacoma Thursday

Veterans looking for careers at organizations ranging from the CIA to Home Depot may want to attend a job fair in downtown Tacoma on Thursday.

The fair, sponsored by Recruit Military and Disabled American Veterans, is expected to attract 40 private companies and government agencies to the Greater Tacoma Convention Center.

Featured recruiters include Amazon, Boeing and at least two local law enforcement agencies.

It’s one of a number of veteran job fairs that have taken place over the past several years as the pace of the post-Iraq War military drawdown picked up speed. More than 8,000 military service members are expected to separate from the Armed Forces out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord annually for the next few years.

Recruit Military is a national firm that seeks to pair veterans with civilian employment. Disabled American Veterans is a veterans service organization.

This week’s job fair is to begin at 11 a.m. on Thursday at the convention center, 1500 Broadway, Tacoma. A seminar on job-hunting tips is scheduled to start at 10:30 a.m.

To register go to