By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)– Employers looking to hire veterans are slated to join the Third Annual High Desert Veterans Resource Fair on Thursday, June 2.
Hosted by 1st District Supervisor Robert A. Lovingood, the event will include local employers ready to interview veterans for available jobs on the spot. The event will also offer information on veterans benefits and an opportunity to meet with a Veterans Affairs representative to answer questions and provide one-on-one consultations. Lovingood said VA employees as well as members of his own staff will be on hand to answer questions and help troubleshoot problems.
“San Bernardino County does an excellent job serving the 114,000 veterans who live in our County,” said Lovingood, an Air Force veteran. “We have virtually eliminated veteran homelessness in the County, and San Bernardino County is the highest performing county for veteran benefits in California.”
Elected officials or representatives from the office of Congressman Paul Cook, State Sen. Sharon Runner, Assemblyman Jay Obernolte and County Assessor/Recorder Bob Dutton will also be on hand.
VA Representatives will be available to assist with vocational rehabilitation, pension & compensation, education and other veteran benefits and services. Assistance from the Loma Linda Women Veterans Healthcare programs will be available as well as applications for veterans license plate designation. Veterans who require assistance with claims should bring a copy of their DD-214 and an ID card.
During the resource fair, veterans may enroll in the MyHealthEVet program. The program allows veterans to track medical appointments, prescriptions, and email their doctors. Veterans may also enroll in the E-Benefits program to monitor the status of a claim, view and print benefit letters, and explore benefit eligibility.
The High Desert Resource Fair will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, June 2 at the San Bernardino County Fairgrounds, Alaska USA Building 6, 14800 Seventh St. in Victorville. For more information, call Supervisor Lovingood’s office at (760) 995-8100 or email SupervisorLovingood@SBCounty.gov.