NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- AMVETS (American Veterans) is hosting a 'Vets 2 Work' fair to connect veterans with job opportunities.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Newport News Shipbuilding, Edwards Jones and New York Life are among companies that are expected to attend.

The career fair is happening on August 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott Hotel in downtown Norfolk.

AMVETS is considered the largest and oldest veterans service organization in the country. The goal is to enhance and safeguard the entitlements of all American veterans who served honorably.

For more information on the career fair you can contact Ciara Robinson at 301-683-4029 or by e-mail at