Governor McCrory’s Veterans Employment Initiative Headed to Fort Bragg

Fayetteville, N.C.

Governor Pat McCrory’s commitment to supporting veterans, and making sure their skills and talent remain in North Carolina, will be reinforced on Friday at an information technology (IT) job fair at Fort Bragg. The event will be led by the North Carolina Department of Information Technology, in partnership with Cisco, as part of a public-private partnership launched by Governor McCrory in early 2015 to help veterans find employment in North Carolina.
 
“I’ve made it a priority of my administration to ensure we connect our veterans with jobs right here in North Carolina, and to make our state the most military and veteran-friendly state in the nation,” said Governor McCrory. “As we continue to focus on better serving our citizens, I can think of no stronger background or training to help us accomplish that goal than that of our military veterans.”
 
More than 65 military service members attended a similar job fair last week at Camp Lejeune where they talked with information technology leaders about job opportunities in the IT sector, specifically in state government. Several employees of the Department of Information Technology who are military veterans spoke with service members about their personal experience in state government, and described the similarity to their military experience; a rewarding profession with a clear mission and a commitment to public service.
 
“I’ve seen firsthand the skills our veterans can bring to state government, and I cannot imagine a more qualified group of talent to help further Governor McCrory’s vision of using technology to be more efficient and effective for the citizens we serve,” said State Chief Information Officer Keith Werner.
 
Friday’s job fair at Fort Bragg will be held from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. 
 
Military service members interested in working with the Department of Information Technology after they separate from their branch of service should consult with their Transition Readiness Office or the department’s Human Resources Office.
 
For more information about the North Carolina Department of Information Technology, veterans can visit it.nc.gov, or connect on Twitter @ncdit.

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