Job Fair At Fort Irwin Highlights Opportunities In High Desert

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)–The Fort Irwin military installation is scheduled to host a job fair Sept. 8, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, which will have the opportunity to meet with potential employers. Attendees are recommended to dress accordingly for interview and networking opportunities, and are encouraged to bring several copies of resumes.

The Fort Irwin Job Fair is held semi-annually to assist transitioning soldiers, veterans and the general community to search for their next job or embark on a new career. Each fair is a great opportunity for employers to discover the vast talents and skills of job seekers in our population.
The event takes place at Sandy Basin Community Center on the installation. Visitors to Fort Irwin must possess government-issued identification, such as a driver’s license. If driving on post, visitors must also provide vehicle registration and proof of insurance at the visitor center.
For more information about the job fair, call Silvia Moreno at (760) 380-5165 or contact her by email at Moreno also offers an employment opportunity list by email on a weekly basis.

Fort Irwin and the National Training Center is home to approximately 5,000 active duty personnel and 6,800 family members. The civilian workforce amounts to about 6,300. Fort Irwin and the National Training Center is one of the largest employers in the county of San Bernardino.
The military installation is located approximately 37 miles northeast of Barstow, Calif., in the High Mojave Desert, between Las Vegas and Los Angeles. It is the premier combat training center in the world providing world class training to joint, interagency, intergovernmental, and multi-national units preparing for deployment to any operating environment across the world. The scenario and training area at the National Training Center matches the real-world operating environment. Our enduring priorities are to: train for the warfight; care for Soldiers and Families; forge partnerships, and; preserve the all-volunteer force.

The National Training Center conducts 10, 28-day training rotations per year. Approximately 50,000 Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines were trained in fiscal year 2010.

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