PLACE: Battleship New Jersey, Camden Waterfront, NJ
TIME: 10am to 2pm, Thursday, October 10, 2019
DETAILS: The Battleship New Jersey, our nation’s most decorated battleship and now a museum and memorial,
will host The VetFriendly Jobs Initiative Career Fair on the historic fantail – tented rear deck – on
Thursday, Oct. 10 from 10am to 2pm.
Thirty-five leading companies from the Delaware Valley will participate in the hiring event on October 10.
Expected companies to attend the career fair include CIT Group, Wawa, Beneficial Bank, Cintas, Cooper
University Health, JPMorgan Chase, Performance Food Service, Advanced Disposal, Crozer Keystone
Health System, Airgas, B. Braun Medical, Bechtel Plant Machinery, CBRE, Independence Health group,
L-3 Technologies, McMaster-Carr, Penn Power Group, Sallie Mae, Septa, Success Academies,
Transportation Security Administration (TSA), University of Pennsylvania, SugarHouse Casino, Urban
Engineers, Philadelphia Police, United States Postal Service, Accenture, Episource, Waste Management,
New Jersey State Police, Jones & Frank, Ball Metalpack, Sterling Limousine, ECFMG, and Mission BBQ.
Veterans will not only get to meet HR officials from these companies, but they will also enjoy a free lunch,
compliments of Wawa, get a professional photograph and can win prizes! Free parking is available in
Lot #1 across from the BB&T Pavilion and shuttle transportation to the Battleship’s Pier will be
The VetFriendly Jobs Initiative (VFJI) is crisscrossing the country to host hiring events, and to connect
veterans and employers who are passionate about hiring them. To date, more than 40,000 veterans and
military spouses have found rewarding careers with the companies who are supporting the initiative.
VFJI is free for companies to join, provided they are willing to report how many veterans they hire each
quarter, and meet the initiative requirements.
The hiring event takes place on October 10, 2019, from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM EST. Service members,
guard/reservists, veterans, and military spouses are required to register to attend by visiting the website
PHOTO OPP: Veterans Meeting with Regional Companies aboard the Battleship
The VetFriendly Jobs Initiative is a coalition of veteran passionate, leading companies who share the
belief that veterans and military spouses represent the best and brightest talent that all companies would
benefit from seeking out to fill their vacancies. The collective group of companies is committed to hiring
at least 100,000 veterans and military spouses by 2020.
Located on the Delaware River, along the Camden Waterfront across from the city of Philadelphia, the
Battleship is open for guided and audio tours every day from 9:30am to 3pm. Scouts, youth groups and
families can spend the night aboard the Battleship! Our award-winning Overnight program includes
dnner and breakfast served at the chowline, a tour of the Battleship, the chance to fire the saluting gun,
and the opportunity to sleep in the same bunks as the crew of the USS New Jersey. The price is $69 per
person. For reservations, call 866-877-6262 x203. For more information, visit www.battleshipnewjersey.org.