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July 3, 2017Los Angeles, CA, United StatesOperational

ICE Los Angeles attends major recruiting event

The upcoming hiring surge at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) increases the agency’s attendance at recruiting events.

At the recent Recruit Military Los Angeles Job Fair, which was held in Los Angeles, more than 600 veterans were the focus of 60 exhibitors, including ICE. ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Special Agent Kim Speakman and Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Assistant Field Office Director Marisa Flores represented the agency as a united force. A veteran himself, Speakman enjoyed the event.

“It is an honor and awesome experience to conduct field recruiting of veterans. As a veteran myself, I understand the diversity and wealth of knowledge the veteran population can bring to the ICE community.”

The job fair, held at the Los Angeles Music Center was sponsored by DAV (Disabled American Veterans), a non-profit charity. ICE staff spoke with veterans about career opportunities in the agency and to curious members of the public about the work of ICE officers and agents.

The HSI and ERO Los Angeles components will work together throughout the recruitment period by attending events, representing the law enforcement workforce and educating potential applicants on the benefits of working for ICE.

The ICE recruiters say they are excited about working together in a joint recruitment effort to identify competitive applicants who will be the future of ICE.  

“I really enjoy being able to participate in recruiting events, especially for veterans,” said Flores, “it’s an opportunity for me to give back, in a small way, to those who have sacrificed much for this great nation.”

Updated: 07/10/2017