SAN DIEGO — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, along with lead sponsor University of Phoenix, will host “Hiring Our Heroes – San Diego,” a hiring fair for veterans and military spouses. More than 25 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 "Hiring Our Heroes" employment workshop that features one-on-one mentoring sessions on resume building, job search tools, and interviewing techniques for all jobseekers.
Since "Hiring Our Heroes 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. Interested job seekers can register for free at hiringourheroes.org. Walk-in job seekers are allowed (veterans must provide proof of service).
This hiring event is being held in partnership with the U.S. Army Reserve, the Department of Labor's Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (DOL VETS), the California Committee of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, The American Legion, and other local partners.