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NEWORLEANS - Hundreds of veterans and military spouses will be connected with employers on Thursday.

A special hiring fair is being held at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome specifically for transitioning service members and their families.

More than 30 employers from insurance companies, the city of New Orleans, railroad operations, drug stores and more will be present.

Jobs are offered on the local, regional and national level.

Douglas Kunkle retired from the Coast Guard in 2012 and found a job at a similar job fair.

'I think the key to it is networking. I mean, talk to as many people as you can...Even if you don't think a job may apply to you, there are situations where companies are looking for the qualities the the military instills in the veterans,' Kunkle said.

The fair takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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