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U.S. Chamber to host job fair for veterans and military spouses

Lexington event to have more than 45 employers

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 23, 2014) — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, University of Phoenix and Masco Contractor Services, will host “Hiring Our Heroes”, a hiring fair for veterans and military spouses.

More than 45 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.

thThe event will also include a free Hiring Our Heroes employment workshop focused on resume writing, interview skills, and job search techniques for all military members and their spouses. Immediately following the fair, employers are invited to attend a recruitment lunch to develop and refine strong military recruitment initiatives.

The event is Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the National Guard Armory, 4301 Airport Road, Lexington, KY 40510. The workshop begins at 8:30 a.m.

Since Hiring Our Heroes began in March 2011, more than 1,500 companies have hired 23,000 veterans and military spouses as a result of more than 720 hiring fairs. In March 2012, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce 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. So far, more than 1,400 businesses of all sizes have pledged to hire 411,000 heroes toward this goal. To date, 255,000 hires have been confirmed toward this goal.