Job fair held for veterans
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LATHAM, N.Y. -- A job fair is held Sunday in Latham, dedicated to helping some of America's heroes to find employment. Organizers said the event was based around a special guest speaker, Iraqi War veteran, and Chicago native, Bryan Anderson.
Anderson lost both legs and a hand back in 2005 when he was injured by an IED. Anderson was awarded the Purple Heart, and has since used his injuries as a platform, appearing alongside Mickey Rourke in "The Wrestler", as well as on the small screen on CSI, and All My Children.
One of the job fair's organizers first read Anderson's story in the U.S.A. Today. He said he was instantly inspired, having lost a close friend in Afghanistan.
"I decided to try and do something a little bit more than just have him speak, so I decided to have a job fair and help some people get jobs," said Blaise Morrell, Job Fair Coordinator.
"It does take courage to kind of step up and accept an opportunity because it might feel like a hand out, but you know, nobody got anywhere completely by themselves," added Anderson.
Organizers said they had a good turnout of qualified applicants. For more information, visit www.blaisepricemedia.com.