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Veterans Career Fair in Coatesville is May 24


Monday, April 22, 2013

Coatesville, Pa. – The Coatesville Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center, in partnership with Pennsylvania CareerLink, a state-run agency that provides resources to people who are seeking employment, will hold its 4th Annual Veterans Career Fair at the medical center on May 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
“Today’s job market is as competitive as ever. Job seekers are looking to set themselves apart, and top employers are looking for the best and the brightest out there,” said Gary W. Devansky, medical center director, “At the fair, Delaware Valley Veterans can meet with employers that want to hire Veterans, and employers can meet with Veterans, who are known to be hard-working and reliable.”
Located at 1400 Blackhorse Hill Road, Coatesville, Pa., the fair will feature numerous area employers, including Amtrak, UPS, West Pharmaceuticals and Allied Barton. Representatives from these organizations and others will be on hand to meet Veterans and, in some cases, conduct on-the-spot interviews. Career seminars will also be held during the fair .
Additionally, the medical center’s Eligibility and Enrollment staff will be available to answer questions about eligibility for VA health care and start the enrollment process for Veterans who are interested. For more information, Veterans can call Susan Wieser at 610-384-7711, extension 5287 or send an email to VHACOAcareerfair@va.gov.
About Coatesville Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Coatesville VA Medical Center is an integrated health care system dedicated to providing the best in care and services to our nation’s Veterans. The hospital offers health care that is continuously improving, patient-centered, data-driven and team-based and includes mental health care, primary care, geriatrics and extended care, specialty and women’s health care, and pharmacy and social work services, and more for both inpatients and outpatients. Additionally, the medical center operates community based outpatient clinics in Springfield and Spring City, Pennsylvania.
In Fiscal Year 2012, the hospital provided health care to 18,729 Veterans, and had 200,702 outpatient visits. There were 1,263 Iraq and Afghanistan War Veterans and 871 women Veterans served. The medical center currently employs approximately 1,270 full time workers.
Visit us at www.coatesville.va.gov and www.facebook.com/coatesvillevamc. Veterans should call 610-384-7711 extension 5034 to inquire about eligibility and enrollment.