Today, more than ever, companies want and need to hire the right employee with the “right” stuff. Military veterans and their spouses comprise a pool of skilled talent that can benefit your company or organization in many ways.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s “Hiring Our Heroes” Hiring Fair on March 6, 2012 at Fort Jackson’s MG Robert B. Solomon Center made this a one-of–a-kind FREE hiring fair a win-win for employers and veteran/military spouse job seekers.
This Hero2Hired (H2H) sponsored hiring event was conducted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce, South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, U.S. Department of Labor Veterans' Employment & Training Service (DOL VETS), Fort Jackson, The Army Career and Alumni Program (ACAP), South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce Veterans Services (SCDEW), South Carolina National Guard, U.S. Army Reserve, South Carolina Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), the Employer Partnership of the Armed Forces, Army Community Services and the State Media Company. These agencies partnered to help veterans, guardsmen/reservists, and their spouses find meaningful employment.
March 6, 2012
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (opening ceremonies kick off at 9:45 a.m.)
MG Robert B. Solomon Center
6510 Strom Thurmond Blvd
Fort Jackson, South Carolina 29207
For more information:
Please contact Ike McLeese, President & CEO-Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce.
Click here to view the event flyer.
Employment Assistance Workshops
The Department of Employment and Workforce hosted an Employment Assistance Workshop every Thursday and Friday during the months of January 2012 and February 2012 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
The workshops were held at all SC Works Center locations through the State. These workshops provided training in resume building, effective job search techniques, successful interviewing skills, how to conduct and dress for an interview and how to convert military skill-sets into civilian terminology.
Please contact Mr. Eugene F. Speed, Director of Veterans Services for additional information and SC WorksCenter Center locations at ESpeed@dew.sc.gov or (803) 737-2423.
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. Click below to get the tools you need to find your next career.