( Erlanger ) - Dozens of employers are at the Eighth Annual NKY Hire Vets First Job Fair.

The event runs from 1 to 5pm at the Receptions Conference and Banquet Center on Donaldson Road right by CVG. The first hour is exclusively for veterans and military spouses. It's open to the public from 2 to 5.

Wade Williams with the sponsor of the event, Northern Kentucky Tri-ED, says this event is unique because of that focus on vets in the first hour, and also because all the employers on hand have actual job openings that need filled. They're not just looking to recruit grads for training.

Some of the businesses on-hand include Kroger, Western Southern, DHL, US Bank, Continental Building Products, Kelly Staffing, Levi Strauss, FedEx, TQL, Aflac, Convergys, Schwan's Home Service, Cintas, and many more.