33 Vendors, 4 Bigtime Employers Coming To Friday's Veterans Resource Fair

33 Vendors, 4 Bigtime Employers Coming To Friday’s Veterans Resource Fair

Kane County Veterans Assistance Commission Superintendent Jacob Zimmerman announced this week the list of 33 resource vendors and four high-powered employers that will take part in the upcoming Veteran Resource Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday (Aug. 18, 2017) at the Prisco Center, 150 W. Illinois Ave. in Aurora.

Amazon, Grunt Style, Plano Synergy and Smithfield Foods are among the biggest employers of the area and will be looking for veterans to hire.

Following the Resource Fair, Hines VA Hospital will hold a Town Hall meeting from 2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. to inform local veterans about their benefits and the services available at its main campus near Maywood, as well as its clinic located at 161 S. Lincolnway in North Aurora.

“Be sure to stick around for the Hines VA Town Hall meeting with Hospital Director Steve Braverman immediately following the Veteran Resource Fair,” Zimmerman said. “Please share this (news) widely!”

The resource fair is a way for Kane County veterans to connect with the agencies that provide services. For example, eligible veterans will have the opportunity to enroll in VA health care and obtain the veteran designation on their Illinois driver’s license.

Below is a list of resources and employers who have signed up to attend the Veteran Resource Fair:

Resource Vendors

  1. Illinois Secretary of State for the Veteran Designation on your Driver’s License
  2. Honor Flight Chicago
  3. Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery
  4. Aurora Vet Center
  5. YWCA Tiny Boots Program
  6. VA Regional Office (Chicago)
  7. Illinois Attorney General Military and Veterans Rights Bureau
  8. Small Business Administration – Veteran Business Development Officer
  9. Illinois Treasurer’s Office
  10. Illinois Department of Employment Security
  11. Hines VA Community Outreach Program
  12. Hines VA Health Care for Homeless Veterans
  13. Hines VA Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
  14. Hines VA Compensated Work Therapy
  15. Hines VA Suicide Prevention
  16. Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs
  17. VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment
  18. Northern Illinois Food Bank
  19. Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry
  20. Naperville Responds for our Veterans
  21. Vets Roll
  22. Smiles for Veterans
  23. Congressman Bill Foster’s Constituent Services
  24. Congressman Randy Hultgren’s Constituent Services
  25. My HealtheVet
  26. Kane County Veterans Assistance Commission
  27. DuPage County Veterans Assistance Commission
  28. Kendall County Veterans Assistance Commission
  29. American Legion
  30. Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans
  31. Hospice Veteran Partnership – Vitas Health Care
  32. Information about VA Home Loans – The Federal Saving Bank and Century 21
  33. ComEd Helps Activated/Disabled Military Personnel


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