Teamsters host job fair for vets

September 25, 2008 2:41:23 PM PDT
The Teamsters Union hosted a job fair in Chicago Thursday for veterans returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan.The event was called "Helmets to Hardhats." The goal was to assist returning Illinois vets find gainful employment.

State and city officials joined labor leaders in support.

The job fair showcased various union apprenticeship programs and future career opportunities. Some of those included carpenters, bricklayers and pipeline jobs across the country.