Read this powerful piece from Marillyn Hewson, CEO and President at Lockheed Martin on the value of hiring veterans.
We are so proud to have her support.
While millions of veterans have transitioned out of the armed forces over the last ten years, the number of post-9/11 veterans transitioning from active duty service to civilian life will only increase over the coming years. The Chamber, as part of its Hiring Our Heroes program, in partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is committed to working together in support of employers who are interested in top talent. Because we all know that hiring veterans makes good business sense, we are excited to announce the Veterans Hiring Guide, available here. By locating tools and business incentives in one comprehensive guide, we believe employers of every size and industry will find it easier to establish stronger hiring campaigns that will reach our brave men and women seeking employment. This guide also highlights key resources for employers seeking to attract military spouses who sacrifice alongside their service members every day.
Across the nation, many entities—non-profits, for-profits, civic organizations, institutions of higher learning, community-based efforts—are committed to assisting veterans as they transition out of the services and pursue civilian careers, higher education, or start their own businesses.
Information available in the Veterans Hiring Guide includes: online job banks and military skills translators, VA benefits, Hiring our Heroes job fairs, American Job Centers, Veterans Gold Card, Official Wounded Warrior Programs, and more. We hope all interested employers will use this guide to learn more about this important issue and how public- and private-sector collaboration can help connect Veterans with engaging, long-term careers in our communities nationwide. Share the resource with your colleagues and local businesses to help spread the word.
This post was co-authored by Rosye Cloud, Senior Advisor for Veteran Employment, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Eric Eversole, Executive Director, Hiring Our Heroes, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation.
Four-legged military veterans find new ways to serve back at home!
Read more about the retired military dogs serving second careers as explosive detecting canines: http://wapo.st/16QUuUE
With deepest gratitude to our generous sponsor and host, USAA, we had an amazing night connecting more than 150 military spouses with senior execs, HR recruiters, and community leaders at our exclusive military spouse networking reception in San Antonio. We love our friends at USAA!
San Antonio Military Spouses!
Register and learn more here: http://uscham.com/16tEd8k
This event is open to all military spouses, including Active Duty, Guard, Reserve, Veteran, and Surviving spouses.
And join us for our military spouse hiring fair at Fort Sam Houston the following day!
Caption this beautiful photo!
This is what sacrifice looks like.
That’s why we teamed up with Capital One to help businesses hire veterans and military spouses—500,000 of them by the end of 2014.
Learn more about Hiring 500,000 Heroes here: http://uscham.com/H0jVpj
Beautiful photo credit to Kelsey Erin.
Medal of Honor recipient Nicholas Oresko, an Army Master Sergeant who was badly wounded as he single-handedly took out two enemy bunkers during the Battle of the Bulge in 1945, passed away Friday at the age of 96.
Oresko received the Medal of Honor from President Harry Truman on Oct. 30, 1945.
When he passed on Friday he was the oldest surviving recipient of the medal—the nation’s highest award for valor.
Another big announcement this week!
Learn more about the National Automobile Dealers Association's commitment to veterans: http://bit.ly/18XfR9i