U.S. Chamber to Host Hiring Our Heroes Job Fair for Veterans and Military Spouses in Honolulu
Event with Lead Sponsor University of Phoenix to Include More Than 35 Employers with Jobs Available
News Release from US Chamber of Commerce August 6, 2013
HONOLULU, HI — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, along with lead sponsor University of Phoenix, will host “Hiring Our Heroes – Honolulu,” a hiring fair for veterans and military spouses. More than 35 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 University of Phoenix employment workshop that features one-on-one mentoring sessions on resume building, job search tools, and interviewing techniques for all job-seekers.
Since Hiring Our Heroes began in March 2011, more than 1,200 companies have hired 20,200 veterans and military spouses as a result of more than 570 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 1,000 businesses of all sizes have pledged to hire 235,000 heroes toward this goal. To date, 119,000 hires have been confirmed toward this goal.
- WHAT: Hiring Our Heroes – Honolulu
- WHEN: Friday, August 16, 2013 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. HST Workshop begins at 9:00 a.m.
- WHERE: Hale Koa Hotel, 2055 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, HI 96825
- RSVP: Interested job seekers should register for free at hoh.greatjob.net. Walk-in job seekers are allowed (veterans must provide proof of service).
Credentialed members of the media are invited to attend. To register, media should e-mail Kim Morton at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-463-5725.
This hiring event is being held in partnership with the Hawaii Committee for the Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve (ESGR), the U.S. Department of Labor Veterans Employment and Training Service (DOL VETS), the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs, The American Legion, and other local partners.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF) is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce dedicated to strengthening America’s long-term competitiveness by addressing developments that affect our nation, our economy, and the global business environment.