Job seekers can sign up for virtual career fair

by Dijon Rolle
U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz

Members of the Veteran Recruiting Services and European Army Alumni and Career Program will host a virtual career fair from 4 to 6 p.m. (Central European Time) Feb. 25.

The event, the first of its kind according to Kaiserslautern ACAP officials, is open to service members and family members throughout Europe.

“One of the most common concerns that we often hear from our transitioning service members are the lack of job fairs and employers coming to the area,” said Tamara Brethouwer, Kaiserslautern ACAP counselor. “This was our way to remedy that. This is us bringing the employers to you. We actually have some Soldiers who have already uploaded their resume and have been already contacted by recruiters.”

Job-seekers participating in the event can upload their resumes, build a profile, view and apply for jobs, visit employer booths and talk to recruiters.

“This is Europe wide, and we’ve also opened it up in Camp Arifjan, Kuwait,” said Naini Robinson, Kaiserslautern ACAP counselor. “There are other installations that are jumping on it as well. This is not just for Kaiserslautern.”

Fifteen to 30 employers from companies such as Wells Fargo, Lowe’s, Capital One and Xerox, among others, are expected to be online.

“Depending on if this launch is a success, this is something we would like to offer on a continual basis … so hopefully we will have enough support and we’re able to continue,” Brethouwer said.

Participants will need to pre-register for the fair by visiting

The Kaiserslautern ACAP office is scheduled to remain open for extended hours during the virtual career fair to assist participants and provide computer access to anyone who may need it.

The Kaiserslautern ACAP office is located in Bldg. 3205 on Kleber Kaserne (across from the dining facility). For more information, call 483-7089 or 0631-411-7089.