Click here to download a PDF document that provides an overview of Hiring Our Heroes.
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 vast network of state and local chambers and other strategic partners from the public, private, and non-profit sectors, our goal is to create a movement across America in hundreds of communities where veterans and military families return every day. Hiring Our Heroes has hosted more than 530 hiring fairs in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia. Through December 31, 2012, more than 18,400 veterans and military spouses had obtained jobs.
As we enter our third year, we are developing online programs to complement the hiring fairs in order to better address the systemic employment issues facing veterans, transitioning servicemembers and military spouses. These include online tools to help translate military service into a strong resume and a jobs search tool that allows veterans and transitioning servicemembers to search for employment opportunities in the fastest growing job markets and industries. These online tools will be integrated into the employment workshops that will take place at hundreds of fairs to enhance the Hiring Our Heroes experience. By summer 2013, our goal is to ensure veterans, transitioning servicemembers, and military spouses are able to utilize our resources to virtually connect with employers no matter where they are in the world.
Hiring Our Heroes New York City - March 28, 2012