I’m in contact with the US Chamber and endeavoring to get the schedule of these events. If you’re a vet and looking for work, this may be the thing for you. They recently held an event in Boston:
The march toward 100 veterans hiring fairs moved through Beantown today for Hiring Our Heroes – Boston. In partnership with the Department of Labor Veterans Employment and Training (DOL VETS), Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), and local chambers, the Chamber conducted its 40th hiring fair for veterans, Guard and Reserve members and eligible spouses at the Campus Center at the University of Massachusetts – Boston. Thus far the nationwide campaign has connected more than 38,000 veterans with more than 2,000 different employers, helping 2,900 veterans land jobs.
Today’s event was relatively large, bringing together 72 Boston-area employers with hundreds of local veterans and military spouses. These companies ranged from America's biggest employers like Wal-Mart and CVS to dozens of small companies from across the state. Several security-related opportunities in both the public and private sector – including Allied Barton and Massachusetts Department of Corrections – were present looking for veterans of all levels of rank and experience.
These job events are going to be held in 100 cities around the US specifically focused on hiring vets. As soon as I get the particulars from the US Chamber, I’ll be posting the schedule and any other info I can run down.
I think we all know the value of a vet to any employer, and this program is helping bring spread that message. Stay tuned.