Unprecedented Veterans in Economic Transition Conference (VETCON) coming to the Capital Region next week.

VETCON is the first of its kind in Albany’s Capital Region and will provide support, advice, and direction to startups and existing businesses owned by veterans, as well as veterans (re)entering the workforce. The Job Fair, taking place on day two of the conference, will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 25 from 1:45 p.m. to 4 p.m. and is free to all veterans or current military personnel.

The VETCON Job Fair has been organized specifically for veterans seeking employment. Participating companies include over 15 local and national businesses, government agencies, and non-governmental organizations, all eagerly seeking to hire veterans. Veterans are encouraged to bring several, updated copies of their resume for distribution.

Current companies participating in the Job Fair include: Tully Rinckey PLLC, Berkshire Bank, PepsiCo., FedEx, Target, Integra Optics, Time Warner Cable, Social Security Administration, Global Foundries, New York State Department of Labor, W.B. Mason, Living Resources, AccuStaff, and more.

VETCON is an unprecedented collection of public and private businesses, non-profit and for-profit organizations, and government agencies collaborating for an extremely worthy cause. The conference will include interactive seminars, informative keynotes, matchmaking sessions with NYS purchasing agencies, and opportunities to network with presenters of national renown who will be serving as mentors during seminar sessions.

The conference will be held at the Desmond, Hotel in Albany, NY. Registration for the full two-day conference is still open and tickets are $100 per day. Veterans may attend the VETCON Job Fair for free on Tuesday, Oct. 25.

For more information about all of VETCON’s speakers and a full list of conference workshops, visit www.VetConNY.com or contact Marcy Velte at (518) 218-7100 or info@VetConNY.com.