Thank you for joining Hiring Our Heroes on March 21, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, for a very special 2 year anniversary hiring fair for veteran job seekers and military spouses.There were over 75 employers in attendance conducting onsite interviews.The fair was held at the Palmer House Hilton on 17 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60603.
Pre-registration of attendees resulted in day of event interviews through skills matching with employer job listings.
Employers were contacted and must show proof of available job listings.
This event was in partnership with the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs (IDVA), and the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES). The event is being co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the U.S. Department of Labor Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (DOL VETS), the Illinois Committee of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) the American Legion, the Student Veterans of America (SVA), and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, Operation Support Our Troops (OSOT- America), and NBC News. This event is being supported by Illinois State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka and other local partners.
March 21, 2013
9 am to 12 PM
Palmer House Hilton
17 East Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60603
Click here to view the event flyer.
Click here to view a list of employers as of 11 March.
Due to the event being located in the loop veterans and employers are strongly encouraged to take public transportation to the event as the hotel does not validate parking.
The employment workshop consisted of a classroom session beginning at 8:00 AM followed by GE's own veteran employees conducting one-on-one mentoring sessions with all pre-registered participants. Mentoring sessions focused on resume building, resume writing, and interviewing techniques for all job-seeking veteran and service member participants.
Interested candidates must have completed the FREE electronic pre-registration in order to participate. A maximum of 50 participants were accepted for the full workshop. Once the pre-registered candidates had their coaching sessions, the opportunity may be available for “walk ins” to have a coaching session through the end of the Fair (depending on availability).
Online Tools for Veterans and Spouses
Hiring Our Heroes has launched an online partnership with Military.com to complement our face to face hiring fair efforts across the country. Veterans can get help writing resumes and interview tips; translating military skills, experience, and training into related civilian careers; and finding current lists of employment opportunities with military-friendly employers. Click below to get the tools you need to find your next career.