The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s National Chamber Foundation will host “Hiring Our Heroes,” a hiring fair for veterans and military spouses, with two events next week; one in Fayetteville and one in Charlotte. More than 60 employers are expected to participate with jobs available for veterans and military spouses of all ranks and levels of experience. Companies range from America’s biggest employers to small companies from across the region.
Since its launch in March 2011, Hiring Our Heroes has held more than 330 hiring fairs nationwide, helping more than 14,100 veterans and military spouses find employment. Next week’s events are also part of “Hiring 500,000 Heroes,” a national campaign announced by the U.S. Chamber, National Chamber Foundation, and Capital One, to engage the business community in committing to hire 500,000 veterans and military spouses by the end of 2014.
The first event will be on Nov. 15, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., at Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Parkway, South Charlotte.
The second event will take place on Nov. 16, from 9 a.m. until noon at Crown Center, 1960 Coliseum Dr., Fayetteville.
Interested employers and job seekers should register for free at hoh.greatjob.net. Walk-in job seekers are allowed (veterans must provide military ID). Credentialed members of the media are invited to attend. To register, e-mail email@example.com or call 202-463-5961.
This hiring event is being held in partnership with the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce, the Department of Labor Veterans’ Employment & Training Service (DOL VETS), the North Carolina Committee of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), the North Carolina Chamber, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, The American Legion, and other local partners.
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