USS Yorktown transformed into job fair

The USS Yorktown was transformed into a job fair on Thursday.

Justin Sabree is on a job hunt after branching out from the Air Force. He is now setting his sights on a new career.

"We need stuff like this. It's one step up and we need more things to help us to transition over," Sabree said.

Sabree says he likes what the job fair offers with 85 employers from various fields taking part. It also gave vets a chance to advantage of various health services and VA enrollment.

Capt. Laurie Rose with the North Charleston Fire Department says those from a military background always tend to make great firefighters.

"Veterans transfer well into fire service and we enjoy the way they fit into the department," said Capt. Rose.

For those like Retired Lt. Cleve McClary, he says it's nice to see what types of job placement services have come about for the men and women who have served.  He says it was hard back in 1968 after being a wounded solider trying to make the transition back into the civilian world.

"Just to have people come out and give them a chance of healthcare and a job just to let them know people care," said Ret. Lt. McClary."It can be stressful, tough and hard. That's why it's very important for job fairs like this."