Metro-East News

Veterans career fair set for Thursday in Edwardsville

State Sen. Bill Haine, D-Alton, and representative Dan Beiser, D-Alton, are hosting a veterans career fair from 1 to 4 p.m., Thursday, at Edwardsville American Legion Post No. 199, 58 S. State Route 157.

The fair aims to provide career and educational opportunities for former service members, as well as care and benefit information from public and private programs.

The veterans fair is set to feature information and services from state agencies, including the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Illinois Department of Employment Security, and the offices of state treasurer and attorney general.

Also set to be on hand are workers with the Madison County Veterans Assistance Commission, the Illinois Student Assistance Commission and This Able Veteran, which provides service dogs.

Food and refreshments will also be provided.