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U.S. Chamber to Host Hiring Our Heroes Job Fair for Veterans and Military Spouses in Des Moines

Posted November 06, 2013 in Web Exclusives

DES MOINES, IA—This Veterans Day, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, along with lead sponsors Call of Duty Endowment (CODE) and University of Phoenix, will host “Hiring Our Heroes – Des Moines,” a hiring fair for veterans and military spouses. More than 85 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 job-seekers.

Since Hiring Our Heroes began in March 2011, more than 1,200 companies have hired 20,200 veterans and military spouses as a result of more than 630 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 1,000 businesses of all sizes have pledged to hire 235,000 heroes toward this goal. To date, 119,000 hires have been confirmed toward this goal.

Hiring Our Heroes – Des Moines

Monday, November 11, 2013
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. CST
Workshop begins at 9:00 a.m.

Iowa State Fairgrounds, Bruce L. Rastetetter 4-H Exhibits Building
3000 East Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50317

Interested job seekers should register for free at 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 or call 202-463-5725.

This hiring event is being held in partnership with the Iowa Committee of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), IowaWORKS, the United States Army Reserve (USAR), the Department of Labor Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (DOL VETS), The American Legion, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, 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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