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More than 10,000 veterans call Pitt County home.

“This is a high volume area,” said Gabriela Gonzalez.

Gonzalez works as a disabled veterans outreach specialist at NC Works Career Center in Greenville.

“We offer a variety of services to veterans including career assessments, labor market information, employment services and training opportunities,” she said.

On a daily basis, Gonzalez works to help veterans find stable employment in Pitt and surrounding counties.

“I cover seven different counties,” said Gonzalez. “So, I reach out to the rural areas and we’re expected to have within the next year, a high number of veterans transition out of the military.”

With the growing veteran population in the east, it’s important not only for veterans to find jobs, but also for employers to understand their needs.

“With most of the counties, I try to connect with employers that I can educate about hiring more veterans,” she said.

Governor Roy Cooper has declared this week Employ a Veteran Week.

As part of this week, there will be a job fair on Thursday.

It will be at the American Legion Post 39 on 403 Saint Andrews Street in Greenville.

From 9 A.M. To 11 A.M., it will be for veterans only.

Afterwards, it will be opened to the public until one o’ clock.

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