PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Lincoln Financial Field was the place to be Thursday for veterans and others connected to the military in search of new careers.
At age 34, Levente Peter has decided to get a taste of civilian life after his ten-year hitch in the Coast Guard ends later this year.READ MORE: Philadelphia Health Department Declares Heat Advisory For Beginning Of Week
“I’ll be out in November and started the preliminary steps, I guess you could say, to finding my next career,” said Peter.
With dozens of employers to choose from, job seekers had plenty of opportunities to find matches.READ MORE: Several People Injured After Tree Falls On Top Of Them In Fairmount Park Near Mann Center In West Philly
PNC Bank’s Donna Argibay says her company has been a partner of the job fair’s host, RecruitMilitary, for many years because of the quality of the candidates.
“Their experience in general, they bring so much with them. Leadership and a lot of the skills are very transferable to what we’re doing here at PNC, and that’s why we participate in a lot of these events,” she said.MORE NEWS: Police Investigating Triple Shooting In Philadelphia's Brewerytown Neighborhood That Left 3 Women Injured
An event that comes at a time when veteran unemployment is running at a rate of nearly four percent, according to the latest Department of Labor survey.