Veterans' Career Expo Held On Pearl Harbor Day - Boston News, Weather, Sports | FOX 25 | MyFoxBoston

Veterans' Career Expo Held On Pearl Harbor Day

Posted: Updated:
  • Veterans' Career Expo Held On Pearl Harbor DayMore>>

PHILADELPHIA -

December 7th, 1941, is of course "a date which will live in infamy." Seventy-one years ago today, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, drawing the United States into World War II.

The assault on the Hawaiian naval base left almost 2,400 Americans dead and over 1,200 wounded. President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared war on Japan one day later.

On a day of remembrance for those in the military, it's worth noting that today's fighting men and women face a daunting challenge when they return to civilian life.

While the jobless rate for all adults is now below 8 percent, unemployment for military veterans is consistently higher. For post-9/11 vets, it's 10 percent!

FOX 29's Bruce Gordon spent the day with veterans looking for jobs in a still-sluggish economy.

The "Be a Hero, Hire a Hero" career fair was held Friday afternoon at the National Constitution Center.

A companion seminar offered advice on how to translate military experience to the civilian world and how to make sure that experience grabs the boss' attention.

Here at FOX 29, we're helping heroes get back on their feet. If you or a veteran you know needs help finding a job, come to MyFOXPhilly.com and scroll down to the "HelpingHeroesWork.com" link on our homepage.

  • Send Email To FOX 29 News

    Have problems? Tell us.

    FOX 29 News is #GettingResults.

    * denotes required fields
    We're sorry, but only one entry is allowed per person.
    Thank you for your continued interest.

    Thanks for contacting FOX 29 News!

  • Getting ResultsMore>>

  • Getting Results: Woman Says Her Car Was Damaged By Plow Truck

    Getting Results: Woman Says Her Car Was Damaged By Plow Truck

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:05 PM EDT2014-04-24 01:05:44 GMT
    When a worker for a State Agency accidentally does you harm, you might expect to be compensated in some way.However, when an Emergency Proclamation is declared all bets are off/Sheila Bradley-Oben searched for photos that illustrate the scene when her son called her the night of February 13th.“He was like, 'Mom, I have something to tell you...your car has been damaged.' and I said, 'damaged?' what happened?” Oben explained.She says her 2002 Nissan Altima was covered in a mound of ice and snow...
    When a worker for a State Agency accidentally does you harm, you might expect to be compensated in some way.However, when an Emergency Proclamation is declared all bets are off/Sheila Bradley-Oben searched for photos that illustrate the scene when her son called her the night of February 13th.“He was like, 'Mom, I have something to tell you...your car has been damaged.' and I said, 'damaged?' what happened?” Oben explained.She says her 2002 Nissan Altima was covered in a mound of ice and snow...
  • Fox 29 Gets Results For Residents Fed Up With Illegal Dumping

    Fox 29 Gets Results For Residents Fed Up With Illegal Dumping

    Monday, April 14 2014 9:51 PM EDT2014-04-15 01:51:35 GMT
    Residents along the 8400 block of Crane Street have been putting up with "short-dumpers" in their neighborhood for years.
    Residents along the 8400 block of Crane Street have been putting up with "short-dumpers" in their neighborhood for years.
  • Veterans' Career Expo Held On Pearl Harbor Day

    Veterans' Career Expo Held On Pearl Harbor Day

    Friday, December 7 2012 6:04 PM EST2012-12-07 23:04:33 GMT
    December 7th, 1941, is of course "a date which will live in infamy." Seventy-one years ago today, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, drawing the United States into World War II. The assault on the Hawaiian
    December 7th, 1941, is of course "a date which will live in infamy." Seventy-one years ago today, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, drawing the United States into World War II. The assault on the Hawaiian
  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Ocean County Brush Fire Prompts School Closure, Evacuations

    Ocean County Brush Fire Prompts School Closure, Evacuations

    Thursday, April 24 2014 1:19 PM EDT2014-04-24 17:19:55 GMT
    Fire crews are being called out for a forest fire reported in Beachwood Township. A local school has closed, and some evacuations are being ordered.The Ocean County Sheriff's page is calling it a "very large brush fire." The location is reported to be near Pinwald Road in Beachwood.The sheriff department's Facebook page says residents living on Northern Boulevard in Bayville are being ordered to evacuate.And Toms River Regional School District posted said students at its Intermediate South sc...
    Fire crews are being called out for a forest fire reported in Beachwood Township. A local school has closed, and some evacuations are being ordered.The Ocean County Sheriff's page is calling it a "very large brush fire." The location is reported to be near Pinwald Road in Beachwood.The sheriff department's Facebook page says residents living on Northern Boulevard in Bayville are being ordered to evacuate.And Toms River Regional School District posted said students at its Intermediate South sc...
  • Fatal Shooting Near Widener University Prompts Campus Alert

    Fatal Shooting Near Widener University Prompts Campus Alert

    Thursday, April 24 2014 11:53 AM EDT2014-04-24 15:53:09 GMT

    A report of a deadly shooting Thursday morning just off Widener University's campus led to an alert urging school community members to "please remain indoors until further notice," but police have now given the all-clear.

    A report of a deadly shooting Thursday morning just off Widener University's campus led to an alert urging school community members to "please remain indoors until further notice," but police have now given the all-clear.

  • Evesham Police: Suspicious Package Found In Municipal Complex

    Evesham Police: Suspicious Package Found In Municipal Complex

    Evesham Police: Suspicious Package Found In Municipal Complex

    Thursday, April 24 2014 11:50 AM EDT2014-04-24 15:50:26 GMT
    Evesham Police Department are conducting an investigation into a suspicious package found inside the lobby of the Evesham Municipal Complex.Evesham Police Department are conducting an investigation into a suspicious package found inside the lobby of the Evesham Municipal Complex.
    Evesham police are investigating a suspicious package found Thursday morning by an officer that forced a shutdown of the Evesham municipal complex.
    Evesham police are investigating a suspicious package found Thursday morning by an officer that forced a shutdown of the Evesham municipal complex.
Powered by WorldNow

25 FOX Drive
Dedham, MA 02026

Phone (781) 467-2525

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices