Hiring Our Heroes, a program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, was launched in March 2011 as a nationwide initiative to help veterans and military spouses find meaningful employment working with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's network of 1600 state and local chambers and other strategic partners for the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Visit the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation site to learn more.
The following information is from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation:
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Hiring Our Heroes Job Fair, sponsored by Capital One and Toyota, will take place on March 27, 2013, at the 69th Regiment Armory. This fair is a unique FREE hiring fair for employers and members of our military community — veterans, active duty servicemembers, members of the guard and reserves, and military spouse job seekers.
Job seekers are encouraged to show up early. From 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m., we will be raffling off (5) $100 Banana Republic Gift cards and (5) Google Chromebooks (MSRP $249) to all of the early-bird job seekers at 6:45 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. You must come before 7:30 a.m. to be eligible to win. We will also have a number of exciting tools, including a “Personal Branding” Resume Builder available for all job seekers to use. NBC’s Today Show and WNBC will be covering the hiring fair live starting at 6:00 a.m.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce 's Hiring Our Heroes event is sponsored by Capital One and Toyota and co-sponsored locally by the New York National Guard, Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, NYS Department of Labor, NYC Department of Small Business Services, the Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve (ESGR), the U. S. Department of Labor's Veterans Employment and Training Service (DOL VETS), U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, The American Legion, and NBC News.
March 27, 2013
Registration opens at 6:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
69th Regiment Armory
68 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10010
For more information: Please contact: CSM (Ret) Robert VanPelt, at Robert.firstname.lastname@example.org or 518-786-4605.
Not accepting Educational Institutions registration at this time.
If you need assistance registering, please contact us at email@example.com or 202-463-5807.
Event Flyer (PDF)
Employer List as of 22 February (PDF)
The employment workshop consists of a classroom session followed by GE's own veteran employees conducting one-on-one mentoring sessions with all pre-registered participants. Mentoring sessions focus on resume building, resume writing, and interviewing techniques for all job-seeking veteran and service member participants.
Interested candidates must complete the FREE electronic pre-registration in order to participate. A maximum of 50 participants will be accepted for the full workshop. Once the pre-registered candidates have their coaching sessions, the opportunity may be available for “walk ins” to have a coaching session through the end of the Fair (depending on availability). Please sign up here.
Online Tools for Veterans and Spouses
Hiring Our Heroes has launched an online partnership with Military.com to complement our face to face hiring fair efforts across the country. Veterans can get help writing resumes and interview tips; translating military skills, experience, and training into related civilian careers; and finding current lists of employment opportunities with military-friendly employers. More information.
If you want to learn more about the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Hiring our Heroes Job Fair, please visit Job Search Central at 188 Madison Avenue and 34th Street.