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Fair in Wayne to Help Transition Veterans to Civilian Life, Organizers Say

Event will include government representatives, college information, and a job fair.

Local politicians and government agencies are hosting a fair in Wayne this weekend that they say is aimed at helping veterans navigate services available to them in New Jersey.

The free Veterans Fair, happening from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Wayne Police Athletic League Building, will feature representatives from federal, state, and county veterans offices, as well as area non-profits, who organizers say will be able to help vets navigate and apply for resources.

One of the event's sponsors, Congressman Rodney P. Frelinghuysen (NJ-11), announced the fair in a release this week.

Area colleges and businesses committed to hiring veterans will also be on hand at the event, the release said.

The event’s sponsors include Wayne Mayor Christopher Vergano and the Wayne Township Council, the federal department of Veterans Affairs, the Passaic County Veterans Services office, the NJ Fallen Soldiers Foundation, and Frelinghuysen.

“As our men and women in uniform complete their military service, many of them need help finding jobs and identifying the many resources available to them as they transition back to civilian life,” Congressman Frelinghuysen said in a release about the event.

“This Veterans Fair provides ‘one stop shopping’ for veterans services.”

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