DEARBORN, Michigan – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce will partner with the Dearborn Chamber of Commerce and other local organizations to host “Hiring Our Heroes – Dearborn/Detroit,” a hiring fair for the region’s veterans and their spouses. The event is part of the Chamber’s 100-city “Hiring Our Heroes” initiative. To date, more than 85 fairs have connected 84,000 veterans with more than 4,300 different employers. More than 7,300 veterans have landed jobs.
The “Hiring Our Heroes” Hiring Fair is scheduled for April 11, 2012, from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center, located at 15801 Michigan Ave., just one block east of Southfield Freeway. Organizers are committed to making this one-of–a-kind FREE hiring fair a win-win for employers and veteran/military spouse job seekers.
This event is one of the largest fairs to date, with a goal of bringing 100-area employers together with hundreds of local veterans. These companies will range from America’s biggest employers to dozens of small companies from across the state. These companies are looking for veterans of all levels of rank and experience. Employers and job seekers must pre-register for this FREE event by going to www.hoh.greatjob.net. Registration closes on April 3, 2012. Job seekers please bring along proof of military service.
This hiring event, sponsored by Hero2Hired (H2H) and Ryder System, Inc. is being conducted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Dearborn, Detroit, Great Lakes, and Southern Wayne County Regional Chambers of Commerce, City of Dearborn, U.S. Department of Labor Veterans’ Employment and Training Services (DOL VETS), Ford Community and Performing Arts Center, Veterans’ Services Division, State of Michigan, United States Army Reserve, Michigan National Guard, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), Vietnam Veterans of America, Michigan State Council, Wayne County Veterans Affairs Division, and the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
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