• U.S. Chamber of Commerce to Host Hiring Our Heroes Job Fair for Veterans and Military Spouses in Detroit

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    More than 150 Employers with Jobs Available Expected to Participate

    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with Hero 2 Hired (H2H) and lead sponsors Ryder and Call of Duty Endowment, will host “Hiring Our Heroes – Detroit,” a hiring fair to connect more than 1,000 veterans and military spouses. More than 150 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 across the state. Since its launch in March 2011, Hiring Our Heroes has held more than 140 hiring fairs nationwide, helping more than 9,000 veterans and military spouses find employment.

    WHO:

    The Honorable John D. Dingell, United States House of Representatives
    The Honorable John Conyers, Jr., United States House of Representatives
    The Honorable Hansen Clarke, United States House of Representatives
    Mayor John B. O’Reilly, Jr., Dearborn
    Jennifer Giering, President, Dearborn Chamber of Commerce
    Ross Cohen, Senior Director, Hiring Our Heroes, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and Afghanistan veteran

    WHAT:

    Hiring Our Heroes – Detroit

    WHEN:

    Wednesday, April 11, 2012
    11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDT

    WHERE:

    Ford Community and Performing Arts Center
    15801 Michigan Ave.
    Dearborn, MI 48126
    RSVP:

    Credentialed members of the media are invited to attend. To register, e-mail bgoettel@uschamber.com or call 202-463-5961.

    This hiring event is being conducted in partnership with the Dearborn, Detroit, Great Lakes and Southern Wayne County Regional, American Arab Chambers of Commerce, City of Dearborn, U.S. Department of Labor Veterans’ Employment and Training Services (DOL VETS), Ford Community and Performing Arts Center, Michigan Veteran’s Services Division, United States Army Reserve, Michigan National Guard, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), Vietnam Veterans of American Michigan State Council, Wayne County Veterans Affairs Division, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.

    http://www.uschamber.com           @USChamber           http://www.freeenterprise.com

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