The Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services is hosting a free job fair for veterans Tuesday. The event is at Quicken Loans Arena from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Interested veterans should register online here:

Attendees are encouraged to bring at least 20 copies of their resumes as well as business cards.

The unemployment rate for Iraq-Afghanistan veterans stands at 13.9 percent, nearly double Ohio’s unemployment rate, according to opinion letter published Monday by Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown . The number of veterans nationwide receiving unemployment benefits has more than doubled since 2002.

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