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Army Veteran Makes Career Leap, Wins New T680 Kenworth Truck

Transitioning from military service to civilian employment can be a daunting prospect, but U.S. Army veteran Gregg Softy didn’t let a non-traditional career move hold him back from pursuing his passion. Softy's decision to chase a lifelong dream has now paid off in the launch of his own business.On … Read more about Army Veteran Makes Career Leap, Wins New T680 Kenworth Truck

2016 Transition Trucking Recipient Troy Davidson: Where Is He Now?

America’s top military veteran rookie truck driver, Troy Davidson, hasn't had much down time in the past year. Since being named the 2016 Transition Trucking: Driving for Excellence driver of the year, Davidson has logged over 168,000 highway miles, visited more than 40 schools, and is championing … Read more about 2016 Transition Trucking Recipient Troy Davidson: Where Is He Now?

Transition Trucking Award a Potential Dream Come True for Deserving Veterans

Chasing a lifelong dream and becoming a business owner at the same time seems like a nearly impossible feat, but for three hopeful veterans, it’s a real possibility this December. Representing the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps, the three elite finalists for the 2017 Transition Trucking: Driving for … Read more about Transition Trucking Award a Potential Dream Come True for Deserving Veterans

Hiring Our Heroes, Deloitte, and Blackstone Announce Veteran Employment Taskforce

In March 2017, Hiring Our Heroes, together along with Deloitte and Blackstone, hosted an interactive discussion with a group of nearly 40 military family-friendly public and private partners to explore ways to improve the efficacy of initiatives and programs that seek to support our military … Read more about Hiring Our Heroes, Deloitte, and Blackstone Announce Veteran Employment Taskforce

Microsoft Hosts Business, Academic, Government Leaders to Discuss Veteran Opportunities

As many as 250,000 men and women leave the military each year, and most of them bring with them a wealth of talent and leadership skills. Yet despite their potential — and revitalized resources like the GI Bill — many veterans find it difficult to access job skills training, or gain entry into … Read more about Microsoft Hosts Business, Academic, Government Leaders to Discuss Veteran Opportunities

Hiring Our Heroes Recognizes Six Companies and Individuals for Commitment to Empowering Nation’s Veterans and Military Spouses

Each year, Hiring Our Heroes recognizes the tremendous contributions of those who have gone above and beyond to help our nation’s heroes. Awards are presented to companies and individuals that have developed and applied best practi ces for addressing the employment challenges faced by America’s … Read more about Hiring Our Heroes Recognizes Six Companies and Individuals for Commitment to Empowering Nation’s Veterans and Military Spouses

Veterans, Military Spouses Get Help Finding Jobs Through U.S. Chamber Foundation and Allstate Partnership

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes initiative today announced it will team up with Allstate Insurance Company to offer a series of veteran hiring expos at professional sports venues around the country, beginning with an event hosted at the home of the … Read more about Veterans, Military Spouses Get Help Finding Jobs Through U.S. Chamber Foundation and Allstate Partnership

Navy Veteran Wins Hiring Our Heroes ‘Transition Trucking’ Award

A Navy veteran and former mechanic for the Blue Angels walked away with the keys to a new Kenworth T680 truck on Friday as part of the “Transition Trucking: Driving for Excellence” campaign presented by Hiring Our Heroes. Troy Davidson, a Michigan resident and driver for Werner Enterprises, won … Read more about Navy Veteran Wins Hiring Our Heroes ‘Transition Trucking’ Award

Hiring Our Heroes to Deliver New Truck to ‘Top Veteran Rookie Driver

One hard-working military veteran will drive off in a new Kenworth T680 truck on Friday, as the winner of a “Transition Trucking: Driving for Excellence” award. The award, presented by Hiring Our Heroes in partnership with Kenworth Trucking and FASTPORT, will recognize the top military veteran … Read more about Hiring Our Heroes to Deliver New Truck to ‘Top Veteran Rookie Driver

New Veterans Employment Study Reveals Lingering Civilian-Military Divide

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes, in partnership with the Merck Company Foundation, announced Wednesday the results of its year-long study, Veteran Employment Survey: Understanding the Challenges and Creating Long-Term Opportunities for Veteran Employees. The study, … Read more about New Veterans Employment Study Reveals Lingering Civilian-Military Divide

For Veterans, Agriculture Offers More Than Life on a Farm

As a boy, Joshua Eilers had two dreams. “I wanted to be a soldier,” he said. “And I wanted to be a cowboy.” Eilers has managed to fulfill both ambitions, after successfully transitioning from the Army to become the the owner of Ranger Cattle, supplying high-end Wagyu beef to restaurants in … Read more about For Veterans, Agriculture Offers More Than Life on a Farm

1,000 Events In, Hiring Our Heroes Sports New Look, Same Quality

This week, Hiring Our Heroes held its 1,000th hiring event, and although the team had something of a new look with updated logos and branding, the same quality programming was carried out that service members and military families have come to expect from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce … Read more about 1,000 Events In, Hiring Our Heroes Sports New Look, Same Quality

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