Hiring Our Heroes Veteran and Spouse Job Fair

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

U.S. Chamber of CommerceU.S. Chamber’s Hiring Our Heroes to Celebrate Two-Year Anniversary with Veteran and Spouse Job Fair 

Event with Lead Sponsors Capital One, Toyota, and the National Guard to be Among Largest in Program’s History; More than 100 Employers Expected

NEW YORK, NY—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s National Chamber Foundation, and lead sponsors Capital One Financial Corporation and Toyota, will celebrate the two-year anniversary of the Hiring Our Heroes program with “Hiring Our Heroes – New York,” a hiring fair for veterans and military spouses hosted by the New York Army National Guard at the 69th Regiment Armory.

More than 100 employers with jobs available for veterans and military spouses are expected to participate. Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. Dakota Meyer will deliver brief remarks about the launch of a new Personal Branding initiative, designed to help military veterans and transitioning servicemembers better market themselves to employers. Capital One will also provide a progress report on the Hiring 500,000 Heroes campaign, a nationwide initiative to engage the business community in committing to hire half a million veterans and military spouses by the end of 2014.

Since its launch in March 2011, Hiring Our Heroes has been able to help nearly 100,000 veterans and military spouses find meaningful employment. More than 14,000 of those hires came directly from more than 430 hiring fairs the program has held nationwide. An additional 80,000 veterans and military spouses have been hired as a part of Hiring 500,000 Heroes. Thus far, more than 800 businesses of all sizes have pledged to hire 214,000 heroes toward this goal.

The event will also include a free GE employment workshop that features one-on-one mentoring sessions on resume building, resume writing, and interviewing techniques for all job-seeking veterans and service member participants.


Sgt. Dakota Meyer, Marine veteran and Medal of Honor recipient
Major General Patrick A. Murphy, Adjutant General of New York
Lieutenant Colonel Kevin Schmiegel (Ret.), Executive Director, Hiring Our Heroes, U.S. Chamber of Commerce; and 20-year Marine veteran
James Covington, Manhattan Market President, Capital One Financial Corporation
Edward Laukes, Vice President, Marketing Communications & Motorsports, Toyota
United States Military Academy Band, West Point, New York


Hiring Our Heroes – New York


Wednesday, March 27, 2013
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EDT


69th Regiment Armory
68 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10010


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 Bryan Goettel at bgoettel@uschamber.com or call 202-812-7770.

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