Close to 30 employers with openings will be on hand Thursday for the annual Employment Development Department Veterans Job Fair. The free event is open to the public and co-sponsored by Alliance Worknet. The job fair is the EDD's largest. It honors veterans and is expected to draw more than 400 people. The employers will come from many industries, including manufacturing, finance, food services, retail, marketing, government and transportation. All of the employers are hiring. Attendees should dress in professional attire and bring copies of their résumés. On-site job interviews will be conducted for qualified applicants. The Veterans Job Fair will be from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Thursday at the Modesto EDD Office, 629 12th St. For more information, call 577-1667.