A special networking event was held in Portland on Wednesday for local veterans looking for work.
The Marine for Life group in Portland hosts the luncheon on the fourth Wednesday of each month at Kells in downtown Portland.
The goal of the event is to connect veterans with employers who can help them find jobs.
Organizers said they hope more people will come out and take advantage of the opportunity.
"Having something like this really gives them something local. They don't have to travel very far," said Alex Runyan.
Twelve companies also received awards at the event for their continued support for veterans.
Copyright 2016 KPTV-KPDX Broadcasting Corporation. All rights reserved.