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Mt. Carmel hosting hiring event for veterans

Posted at 6:26 PM, Jan 14, 2019

COLORADO SPRINGS – For veterans and service members trying to transition back to civilian life, there is help available.

Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center is hosting a Department of Justice Hiring Event Wednesday, January 16th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The DOJ is hiring 50 correctional officers to work at the Federal Correctional Complex in Florence. Salary and benefits start at more than $43,000 a year.

Those planning to attend the hiring event should bring a current resume, DD214, any VA disability letters, government-issued ID, and proof of wartime service which includes things like campaign badges or Armed Forces Service Medal, if applicable.

There will be some consideration for priority for disabled veterans, those with wartime deployment service, and those who left the service within the last three years.

Some veterans may be eligible for an age waiver up to 56.

Honorably discharged veterans are encouraged to come as well.