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Employment Readiness here hosted its annual job fair for the Fort Irwin community and public, Sept. 10.

The job fair took place at Sandy Basin Community Center with approximately 30 employers providing representatives, including: the Los Angeles Police Department, the Exchange, the commissary, La Quinta Inn and Suites, Kaplan University, L.A. County Sheriffs, San Bernardino County Probation, and Hyundai.

Fort Irwin United States Army Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Carlos Esmurria spoke to attendees at the start of the event this morning.

“This is a great event … a great opportunity for you,” Esmurria told the job seekers.

Esmurria explained there are many committed partners and employers, who are truly looking to hire quality people. Employers come to Fort Irwin, because “we have great Soldiers and family members here that truly are Soldiers for Life and have the requisite skills needed to go out into the civilian community and do great things for America.”

Sgt. 1st Class Enrique Balderrama, a signal trainer with Wolf Team, Operations Group, was impressed with the job fair and said it was a good opportunity for recruiting talent, which leads to enhancing the community.

Balderrama attended the event in hopes of finding an opportunity on post or in the local area. His retirement is approaching and he is going through the transition process with Army Career and Alumni Program here.

“They do everything they can to assist you,” Balderrama said about ACAP. “Not only do they provide assistance with your resume, but how to dress, how to answer questions – it’s a very good process.

Silvia Moreno, manager of the Employment Readiness program, coordinated the event. Her program prepares military community members here for career advancement. She provides assistance with resume writing and job seeking. For more information contact her at 380-5165.