It's the fifth annual Hiring Red, White and You statewide job fair for Veterans. Lubbock is participating in what is a statewide effort in partnership with 28 Workforce Solutions partners. The Job Fair connects Texas veterans and their spouses with Texas employers.

This is a joint initiative supported by the Office of the Governor, the Texas Medical Center and the Texas Veterans Commission.

Over the past four years, Hiring Red, White & You has connected more than 42,000 veterans with over 6,500 employers. Texas veterans are known to be well-educated, dedicated and highly-trained. They have the technical and professional skills needed by Texas employers as stated in a Texas Workforce press release.

It is estimated there are over 927,000 veterans in Texas.

According to this press release the national unemployment rate in 2015 for all veterans is 4.6 percent. There are 1.7 million total veterans throughout Texas, which is the second highest state population of veterans in the country.

Employers who hire veterans may be eligible for the Work Opportunity Tax Credit, which allows  employers to receive up to $9,600 on federal business income or payroll tax benefits when they hire from certain qualified groups of veterans.

Find more information for Red White and You at the Texas Workforce Commission website.

The Red, White and You Job Fair is Thursday November 10th

Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
1501 Mac Davis Lane
Lubbock 79401


Contact: Danny Soliz
806-744-1987 ext. 2005.