HAMDEN - Veterans looking for work got some help today at a job fair dedicated to the military.

Representatives from local and national businesses were at the Hiring Our Heroes Business Fair in Hamden as part of a nationwide effort to help veterans find jobs. Organizers say there were about 70 different businesses at the fair, each with several jobs to fill.

Recruiters say it's important to hire veterans because they served our country. Vets say they want recruiters to know that the skills from their military experience will serve them well as civilians.