Moorestown teen organizes job expo for veterans

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MOORESTOWN – Veterans converged on the Moorestown Community House on Monday looking for career opportunities with the help of a township teenager.

Craig Ambrose, 16, organized the job expo for veterans to help them find work and adjust to civilian life after service.

Craig, a sophomore at St. Augustine Prepartory School in Richland, Atlantic County, spent five months recruiting about 20 local businesses and vendors to attend, including Bayada Home Health Care and Weichert Realtors in Moorestown, as well as the Philadelphia Phillies.

Men’s Warehouse in Maple Shade donated suits to give to veterans.

Craig volunteered at a similar event last year set up by a friend, Maddy Morlino, and seniors at Moorestown High School.

Maddy has since graduated, but Craig felt it was his responsibility to make the job expo an annual tradition.

With the knowledge that they could find themselves without a job one day, the veterans came to the job fair to see what options were available.

It can be difficult for veterans to acclimate themselves into civilian life after decades of service, but employment can help them find a sense of stability, the vets said.

Brisson said the training veterans go through equips them with organizational and collaborative skills that can make them marketable to employers.

Although Ferrie has a job, he’s already eyeing potential employers if he finds himself in need of another.

 

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