JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

A job fair for military veterans and their spouses will be held at EverBank Field on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

More than 40 veteran-friendly employers will be there, including Vistakon, Gate Petroleum, L-3 Communications, McDonald's and Western-Southern Life. 

There will be national, regional and local job opportunities, as well as entrepreneurial and educational offerings.

The event is being produced by RecruitMilitary in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

"The biggest challenges military veterans face, especially when they transition out of the military is knowing where to go," said John Lundberg, of  RecruitMilitary. "Do the skill sets line up with what employers are looking for? That's where we come into play to bridge that gap and really point them in the right direction."

Veterans and their spouses are encouraged to pre-register at recruitmilitary.com, but it is not required to participate in the job fair.