WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosts career fairs throughout the country, with several dedicated solely to helping military spouses find jobs.
The Hiring Our Heroes -- Military Spouse Career Forums feature a host of national and local employers specifically seeking qualified military and veteran spouses, as well as resume and interview coaching, and resources for starting a business.Spouses of active-duty and reserve members, retirees, veterans and fallen servicemembers are welcome to attend.
Job seekers and employers can register for this free event and learn about other chamber-sponsored career fairs around the country here. Be sure to upload your resume when registering. For assistance with registration, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Chamber of Commerce launched the Hiring Our Heroes program last year. This yearlong, nationwide effort is aimed at helping veterans and spouses find employment, with a goal of conducting 100 hiring fairs across the country.
The chamber also is involved with the Wounded Warrior Transition Assistance Program, Student Veterans Internship and Employment Program and a Women Veterans and Military Spouses Employment Program.
This “aggressive agenda,” officials noted on the chamber’s website, “focuses on one measure of success: jobs for the 1 million unemployed veterans in America.”