Fort Belvoir Wounded Warrior Event

On December 6, 2012 between 8 am and 2 pm, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Hiring Our Heroes, USO Warrior and Family Care, and HireHeroesUSA employment initiatives hosted a Career Opportunity Day hiring event.  Wounded, ill, and injured transitioning servicemembers, veterans, caregivers and spouses were welcome to attend.  Only employers with active employment opportunities were invited.  

Career Opportunity Days are non-traditional career fairs.  In addition to a traditional career fair exhibit hall, employers are connected directly with wounded, ill or injured servicemembers through a mutual interest in the employer’s industry or the wounded warrior’s military background. These connections are scheduled throughout the day based on job seeker resumes and employer job descriptions.  The desired geographic location of servicemembers and employers is also considered when onsite staff schedule these individualized job seeker – employer connection meetings. 

Career Opportunity Days are limited to about 15 private and public employers and 40-75 wounded, ill, or injured military servicemembers transitioning to civilian careers.  All military members in attendance will have received transition preparation workshops unless they are attending as a walk-in registrant the day of the event.

December 6, 2012
8 am to 2 pm
Springfield Hilton
6550 Loisdale Road
Springfield, VA 22150

Click here to view the event flyer.

Online Tools for Veterans and Spouses

Hiring Our Heroes has launched an online partnership with 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.

Event Date: 
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Release Date: 
Thursday, December 6, 2012