3 Reasons Employers Love Hiring Our Heroes Career Summits

Transitioning service member speaks with a potential employer
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Hiring Our Heroes

Hiring Our Heroes’ mission is to create a movement across America in hundreds of communities where veterans and military families return every day. We have two key strategies: grassroots engagement and public-private partnerships. Through world-class hiring events, digital programs, and internships, Hiring Our Heroes connects businesses with accomplished individuals from the military community who are ready to work. One of the easiest ways to connect with military job seekers is to attend one of our Career Summits.

Fort Bragg soldiers attend Hiring Our Heroes hiring events on Aug. 13, 2014.
Fort Bragg Veterans Jobs Summit on Aug. 13, 2014 at Fort Bragg, N.C. (Sara D. Davis/AP Images for U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation)

3 Reasons Why Employers Love Our Career Summits

You’ll connect with veteran candidates before they leave active duty. 

The service members you’ll meet at the career summit will include those just weeks away from transitioning out of the military as well as service members 12 to 18 months away from their transition to civilian employment. That means whether you’re looking to fill current openings or are seeking candidates for a longer hiring pipeline, you’ll find quality candidates who fit the bill.

The transitioning military and veteran candidates you’ll meet have the experience you’re seeking. 

You already know that veterans bring well-developed soft skills – including self-discipline, teamwork, leadership, and loyalty – to their post-military careers. The military service members you’ll meet are also poised to bring a wealth of technical skills into their civilian careers. If you’re hiring, you’re likely to find a candidate at a military installation with the experience your organization needs.

It’s free. (Really!) 

There is never a cost to employers or job seekers to participate in a Hiring Our Heroes hiring event.

More than 1,200 job fairs have been held across the country and on military installations since 2011 and Hiring Our Heroes has worked with its partners to help hundreds of thousands of veterans and military spouses find jobs. See the Hiring Our Heroes Career Summit calendar and register to connect with transitioning service members and veterans.

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