New York, NY
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce s Hiring Our Heroes Hiring Fair, sponsored by Capital One and Toyota, wtook place on March 27, 2013, at the 69th Regiment Armory. This fair was 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 were encouraged to show up early. From 6:00 AM to 8:00 AM, we raffled 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 have come before 7:30 a.m. to be eligible to win. We also had a number of exciting tools, including a “Personal Branding” Resume Builder available for all job seekers to use. NBC’s Today Show and WNBC covered the hiring fair live starting at 6:00 AM.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Hiring Our Heroes event was 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 am to 12:00 pm
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.
The employment workshop consisted of a classroom session followed by GE's own veteran employees conducting one-on-one mentoring sessions with all pre-registered participants. Mentoring sessions focused on resume building, resume writing, and interviewing techniques for all job-seeking veteran and service member participants.
Interested candidates must have completed the FREE electronic pre-registration in order to participate. A maximum of 50 participants were accepted for the full workshop. Once the pre-registered candidates had their coaching sessions, the opportunity was available for “walk ins” to have a coaching session through the end of the Fair (depending on availability).
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.