U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Hiring Our Heroes Expands to 400 Job Fairs Nationwide

U.S. Chamber Hiring Our Heroes Veterans Initiative Announces Expansion from 100 to 400 Hiring Fairs Nationwide Capital One, Longtime Leader in Hiring Veterans and Military Spouses, Joins Efforts WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Hiring Our Heroes announced today that it will expand its program from 100 hiring fairs nationwide in its first year to […]

A construction worker directs a steel hoist at the foundation of a new condo complex in Sunrise, Fla., Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012. A burst of hiring in December pushed the unemployment rate to its lowest level in nearly three years, giving the economy a boost at the end of 2011. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

Unemployment rate falls, lowest in nearly 3 years

  WASHINGTON (AP) — A burst of hiring in December pushed the U.S. unemployment rate to its lowest level in nearly three years, giving the economy a boost at the end of 2011. The Labor Department said Friday that employers added a net 200,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate fell to 8.5 percent, the lowest since February 2009. The rate has […]

Chad Sowash, VP of DirectEmployers, and veteran

Why Should I Hire Veterans?

Jim Stroud of the job-blog ResumeBear.com interviews Chad Sowash, VP of Business Development for DirectEmployers and U.S. Army  Sergeant First Class, on the many benefits of hiring veterans and what they have to offer in the workplace in terms of discipline, skills, and abilities imbued to them by their military service.