Congresswoman Kaptur, joining local veterans on a trip to the Veterans Hiring Fair in Detroit, called the event "excellent outreach" to the veterans community.
"I'm very impressed by the hiring fair," Kaptur said. "We owe it to our veterans from Northern Ohio to learn about job opportunities in both the public and private sector and also about services such as health care."
Thousands of veterans poured into Cobo Center in downtown Detroit for three-day event organized by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Congresswoman Kaptur and the Lucas County commissioners arranged for a chartered bus to Detroit to accommodate local veterans who could not make the trip themselves.
At the hiring fair, Congresswoman Kaptur also met with John Berry, director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), which is responsible for recruiting, hiring, and setting benefits policies for 1.9 million federal civilian employees.
Congresswoman Kaptur and Director Berry discussed ways to reach out to the veterans community and the general public to help unemployed workers learn more about existing job opportunities.