Each year, Central City Concern partners with the Department of Veterans Affairs, Returning Veterans Project, Oregon Paralyzed Veterans of America and WorkSource Oregon and other community organizations to produce a free event that brings dozens of employers and agencies together to assist ALL Veterans. Last year, nearly 800 Veterans attended, visting with more than 50 potential employers and 70 service providers to offer FREE services for veterans in the Stand Down Day Job Fair.
This year's event will be held this coming Wednesday, October 3, at the Oregon Convention Center.
In previous years, veterans living downtown (either in housing or outdoors) were able to use the Free Rail zone to get to the event. TriMet has ended that program, and does not make exceptions on requiring fares for all passengers. Central City Concern is providing tickets for their clients, but some veterans may not have access. In order to ensure every veteran has transportation to this important event, I will give TriMet tickets to any veteran who needs one (or two, depending on how long you plan to stay at the Fair) for October 3. Veterans are warmly invited to stop by the Office of Neighborhood Involvement on the first floor of City Hall, 1221 SW 4th Avenue. Show the friendly staff in ONI your military ID, and ask for one or two tickets as needed.
Pre-register for this year's event here.
Thank you for serving, veterans.