Ret. Col. John Holcomb, M.D., with fellow veteran William Lyles, a data collector at the Center for Translational Injury Research at UTHealth.
Ret. Col. John Holcomb, M.D., with fellow veteran William Lyles, a data collector at the Center for Translational Injury Research at UTHealth.

Texas Medical Center is Hiring: Red, White & You

Veterans career fair set for May 14, 2015

Texas Medical Center is Hiring: Red, White & You

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As part of an initiative to hire more military veterans, the Texas Medical Center (TMC) and its member institutions will host a career workshop and job fair for veterans this month at the National Center for Human Performance, 2450 Holcombe Blvd.

TMC employers are seeking qualified candidates for careers in a variety of fields, including administrative support, allied health, education, maintenance, finance, food service, information technology, laboratory technology, nursing, research, security, logistics and transportation.

The career workshop will be from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 12. Veterans seeking employment in the TMC may register for 20-minute sessions with representatives from participating institutions who can assist with resume preparations, mock interviews and additional employment information.

The workshop is designed to prepare job seekers for the TMC’s fourth annual Hiring Red, White & You career fair, which will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, May 14. Veterans are encouraged to register and bring copies of their resumes to both events.

“We are pleased to announce an additional component to our annual job fair which would not only make it stand out but would best position the veterans for success,” said Larry Stokes, senior vice president of shared services at Texas Medical Center Corporation and co-chair of the Hiring Red, White & You committee. “In partnership with several veterans’ organizations, we concluded the best way we could assist job seekers was to offer a career workshop prior to the hiring event. Veterans are known for meticulous preparation.  We feel this workshop is a perfect way for us to support them in a manner which is, quite frankly, in their DNA.”

Institutions accepting resumes and applications at the hiring event on May 14 will include The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Texas Medical Center, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston Methodist, Texas Children’s Hospital, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, Harris Health System, Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas A&M University Health Science Center, Houston Community College, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, CHI St. Luke’s Health and Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center.

John Holcomb, M.D., a retired Army colonel and co-founder of the TMC’s Hiring Red, White & You initiative, said employers in the TMC recognize that the training and skills of military veterans translate in the health care setting.

“The opportunity to hire veterans is a beautiful thing, as they make every organization better,” said Holcomb, a trauma surgeon at UTHealth and the Memorial Hermann Texas Trauma Institute.

The TMC-wide veterans hiring initiative was launched in 2012. Since then, member institutions have worked in earnest to hire more than 1,500 veterans.

To register for the career workshop and job fair and for more information, visit Follow #TMCHiresVets on Twitter for more details.

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