Wednesday, November 14, 2012

U.S. Chamber to host job fair for vets, spouses

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and RecruitMilitary will host a "Hiring Our Heroes – Charlotte" job fair for veterans and military spouses of all ranks and experience levels from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. Thursday at Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Parkway South.

More than 35 employers are expected to participate, and companies range from some of the nation's biggest employers to small businesses across the region.

The event will include a free workshop with one-on-one mentoring, resume building, resume writing and interviewing techniques.

Since its launch in March 2011, "Hiring Our Heroes" job fairs nationwide have helped more than 14,100 veterans and military spouses find employment.
Thursday's event also is part of "Hiring 500,000 Heroes," a national campaign led by the U.S. Chamber, National Chamber Foundation and Capital One, to encourage the business community to hire 500,000 veterans and military spouses by the end of 2014.

Interested job seekers should register for free at Walk-in job seekers are allowed, and veterans must provide military ID.