USO of North Carolina and Soldier For Life – Transition Assistance Program partner to host Fort Bragg Transition Expo

Fort Bragg, N.C. – Fort Bragg area Service members, Veterans and their spouses will have a new opportunity to meet employers as they transition from military to civilian life, or take the next step in their career. April 23 - 24, the USO of North Carolina and Soldier For Life – Transition Assistance Program (SFL-TAP) are hosting a Spring Transition Expo at the Iron Mike Conference Center. The event is part of a larger USO of NC and SFL-TAP effort to provide tailored transition opportunities for Fort Bragg Service Members throughout the year.

The event features a hiring fair with 80 employers and breakout sessions focused on personal branding, corporate culture and resume building. This is the second Transition Expo hosted by SFL-TAP and USO of North Carolina. 700 Service Members, Veterans and spouses attended the previous Expo hosted in 2018 and 55 percent of those attendees received job interviews.

Attendees will have the opportunity to speak with employers in a variety of industries ranging from IT, logistics and supply chain, project management, healthcare, law enforcement, and more. Employers are seeking military talent for open positions throughout the United States for all experience levels.

“Transition is continuous, and this is the first step in a new joint effort with the USO of North Carolina to support our Service members and their Families as they transition to civilian life,” said Mr. William McMillian, the Fort Bragg SFL-TAP Transition Services Manager. “This Transition Expo will feature regional and national companies, with real jobs and a real commitment to hiring those who serve.”

“We saw big successes with our previous Transition Expo in 2018 and we’re excited to see what this event brings for our Service members, Veterans and their Families,” said Kelli Willoughby, USO of North Carolina Warrior and Family Programs director. “Our local Service members and spouses bring valuable skills to the table that these companies are looking for.”

To learn more about the Transition Expo, or to register as either an employee or an attendee, visit uso-nc.org/events.

About the USO of North Carolina: The USO of North Carolina strengthens America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country throughout their service to the nation. Fou nded in 1941, the USO of NC is a nonprofit, charitable organization, relying on the generosity of North Carolinians to support its programs and services. The USO of NC serves the fourth largest military population in the U.S. through critical education, wellness, transition assistance and resiliency programs across the state, resulting in nearly 600,000 service connections each year. For more information, visit uso-nc.org.

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