BERN TWP., Pa. -

Berks County held its first job fair Wednesday for veterans and members of the military.

Hundreds of veterans stopped by the Berks Agricultural Center in Bern Township to look for work.

Misco Products, AAA and Giorgio Foods were among the roughly 40 employers on hand.

Organizers said the event appeared to be a success because they saw a lot of applications change hands.

"I'm just so glad for things like this where people can come out and they can actually, I mean as hard as it is right now, to get jobs and all and hold jobs," said Allen Gehret, veteran.

Organizers said a lot of skills veterans developed in the military easily transfer to the civilian workforce.