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CATA placing dealerships for May 14 job fair for military vets

March 29, 2013
Applications are being accepted for the CATA’s new initiative to help military veterans return to the workplace and to connect qualified candidates with local dealers.
 
Operation Troop Train, which the CATA developed in conjunction with the Illinois Department of Employment Security, launches this spring. Interested candidates will undergo a CATA-provided automotive training curriculum. Immediately after the training, candidates will be able to participate in a job fair at the CATA office in Oakbrook Terrace.
 
The IDES will select 40 candidates for the automotive training program, and the CATA will open the job fair to new-car dealers. The training portion for the returning servicemen and women will be all day May 13 and in the morning on May 14; the job fair follows in the afternoon on May 14.
 
Additionally, dealerships who hire a veteran through Operation Troop Train may be eligible for a tax credit. The IDES even will assist dealerships with the filings for both state and federal tax credits. 
 
Interested CATA dealers should contact Jennifer Morand, the CATA’s senior public relations and social media manager, to secure a spot or obtain additional details. She can be reached at (630) 424-6084 and jmorand@drivechicago.com. Space is limited to 25 dealerships.
 
 

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