Hiring our Heroes: Assisting veterans, spouses with finding the right job


Veterans, spouses and other active military members attend a Hiring our Heroes event. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation.

Will you be transitioning from active Coast Guard service to private life in the next year? If so, then Hiring Our Heroes is a program which may help assist you during the next phase of your life. The program, which began in March 2011, was founded by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation.


Hiring our Heroes aims to use the chambers immense network at the state and local level as well as partnerships with private and public companies and non-profits to assist veterans, transitioning service members and their spouses find meaningful employment opportunities.


Hiring our Heroes has already assisted more than 24,000 veterans and their spouses in securing employment at local job fairs. Furthermore, more than 1,700 businesses have pledged to hire 448,000 veterans as part of the 500,000 ‘hiring our heroes’ campaign.


They provide assistance to veterans in translating their military experience into strong resumes, in addition to mentorship programs and nationwide job fairs.



Hiring our Heroes Banner

Here is a list of upcoming events:


Ft. Worth, Texas: Nov. 1, 2014

Macomb County, Michigan: Nov 5, 2014

Fort Bliss, Texas: Nov. 6, 2014

Pensacola, Florida: Nov. 6, 2014

Detroit, Michigan: Nov. 8, 2014

Orlando, Florida: Nov. 11, 2014

Des Moines, Iowa: Nov. 11, 2014

Portland, Maine: Nov. 12, 2014

Washington, DC: Nov. 12, 2014

Los Angeles: Nov. 13, 2014

Portland, Oregon: Nov 14, 2014

Reno, Nevada: Nov. 17, 2014

Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas: Nov. 17, 2014

Warwick, Rhode Island: Nov. 18, 2014

Ft. Jackson, South Carolina: Nov. 18, 2014

Nashville, Tennessee: Nov. 18, 2014

Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio: Nov. 19-20, 2014

Pittsburgh Summit: Nov. 19, 2014

Jacksonville, North Carolina: Dec. 3, 2014

San Jose, California: Dec. 3, 2014

San Antonio Summit: Dec. 10, 2014

Las Vegas: Dec. 11, 2014


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