On March 24, the U.S. Chamber had already launched “Business Steps Up: Hiring Our Heroes,” a year-long effort to help veterans and their spouses find employment by means of veteran hiring events. The U.S. Chamber has scheduled more than 100 Hiring Our Heroes events across the nation through March 2012.
Already scheduled to attend the Irving event are AAFES – the Exchange, Amazon, Argosy University, the Army National Guard, AutoNation, the Baytown Police Department, Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., the City of Irving, Dallas Baptist University, the Dallas Police Department, the Dallas VA North Texas Health Care System, DeVry University, Dover Fluid Management/Cook Compression, DRS Technologies, the Drug Enforcement Administration, Education Corporation of America – Virginia College, , FFE Transportation – Group 1201, First Command Financial Planning, Fritz Industries, GameStop Inc., Georgia School of Construction, Goodman Manufacturing Company LP, Grand Canyon University, the Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce, Halliburton Energy Services, Health Management Systems, Ingersoll Rand Company, International Schools, Level One – A Real Page Company, Limestone College, Luminant, MasTec, McLane Advanced Technologies, Military to Medicine, My Computer Career, the National Cemetery Administration of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, the National Veterans Employment Program (NVEP) of the Department of Veterans Affairs, New Horizons Computer Learning Center, Ovation Travel Group, Patterson-UTI Drilling Company, Snap-On Tools, Strayer University, Tarleton State University, The Art Institutes, The Kroger Company, Troops to Teachers, United Rentals Inc., USAA, and World Inspection Network International.
RecruitMilitary will produce four additional Hiring Our Heroes/RecruitMilitary Veteran Opportunity Expos in 2011—on November 17 in Charlotte and Norfolk, December 1 in San Diego, and December 8 in Houston.
To maximize the number of employers participating in those events as well as the job opportunities for veterans and military spouses, RecruitMilitary is offering companies that are members of the U.S. Chamber and local chambers a 10% discount on the cost of their exhibition booths. RecruitMilitary will offer further price reductions for small businesses (businesses that have less than 50 employees), and even lower rates for veteran-owned small businesses.
The U.S. Chamber (http://www.uschamber.com) 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. The Chamber’s mission is “to advance human progress through an economic, political, and social system based on individual freedom, incentive, initiative, opportunity, and responsibility.”
The company also offers employers search licenses to its database of more than 445,000 registered veteran job seekers, retained hiring services, and online and print advertising space. RecruitMilitary distributes more than 36,000 copies of each issue of Search & Employ®, its bimonthly print magazine, to over 220 military bases throughout the world, National Guard and reserve units, and job seekers who attend its Expos.
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