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U.S. Chamber to host job fair for veterans
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February 11, 2014 12:27 PM | 1124 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, along with lead sponsor University of Phoenix, will host the Hiring Our Heroes – Atlanta job fair for veterans and military spouses. More than 55 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 dozens of small companies from the region. The event will also include a free employment workshop that features one-on-one mentoring sessions on resume building, job search tools and interviewing techniques for all jobseekers.

Since the job fair began in March 2011, more than 1,500 companies have hired 21,600 veterans and military spouses as a result of more than 660 hiring fairs. In March 2012, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, National Chamber Foundation and Capital One launched Hiring 500,000 Heroes, a national campaign to engage the business community in committing to hire half a million veterans and military spouses by the end of 2014. Thus far, more than 1,400 businesses of all sizes have pledged to hire 361,000 heroes toward this goal. To date, 240,000 hires have been confirmed toward this goal.

The job fair will be Tuesday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the DeKalb Learning Center, 2600 Century Pkwy., Suite 200 in Atlanta. The workshop begins at 9 a.m.

Interested job seekers should register for free at www.hiringourheroes.org. Walk-in job seekers are allowed. Veterans must provide proof of service.
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