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January 24, 2014

U.S. Chamber to host Hiring Our Heroes Job Fair for veterans and military spouses in Montgomery

Event to include more than 30 employers with jobs available

MONTGOMERY — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation will host “Hiring Our Heroes – Montgomery,” a hiring fair for veterans and military spouses. More than 30 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 the region. The event will also include a free Hiring Our Heroes employment workshop that features one-on-one mentoring sessions on resume building, job search tools, and interviewing techniques for all jobseekers.

Since Hiring Our Heroes began in March 2011, more than 1,500 companies have hired 21,600 veterans and military spouses as a result of more than 660 hiring fairs. In March 2012, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, National Chamber Foundation, and Capital One launched Hiring 500,000 Heroes, a national campaign to engage the business community in committing to hire half a million veterans and military spouses by the end of 2014. Thus far, more than 1,400 businesses of all sizes have pledged to hire 343,000 heroes toward this goal. To date, 236,000 hires have been confirmed toward this goal.

AVAILABLE TO PRESS: Ernie Lombardi, Southeast Regional Associate, Hiring Our Heroes, U.S. Chamber of Commerce; and Marine veteran

WHAT: Hiring Our Heroes – Montgomery

WHEN: Thursday, January 30, 2014

10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST

Workshop begins at 9:00 a.m.

WHERE: Multiplex, Cramton Bowl

1022 Madison Avenue

Montgomery, AL 36104

RSVP: Interested job seekers should register for free at hiringourheroes.org. Walk-in job seekers are allowed (veterans must provide proof of service).

Credentialed members of the media are invited to attend. To register, media should e-mail Kim Morton at kmorton@uschamber.com or call 202-463-5725.

This hiring event is also being held in partnership with the Greater Montgomery Chamber, the Alabama Department of Labor, the Department of Labor Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (DOL VETS), the Alabama Committee of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, The American Legion, and other local partners.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce dedicated to strengthening America’s long-term competitiveness by addressing developments that affect our nation, our economy, and the global business environment.

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