It’s official: The US Chamber of Commerce jobs initiative for Veterans, Hiring our Heroes, recently surpassed 20,000 hires across the country. Their success is marked by a sustained and aggressive focus both in and out of government, and we look forward to seeing that number grow even higher.

While we’re encouraged by a downward trend of Veteran unemployment, there are still far too many Vets out of work. Employment is an important factor in your physical and mental well being, so securing a job can make all the difference for you and your family.

If you’re out of work or looking to change up your career, there might be a Hiring our Heroes event nearby. Check out national events through August below, and if you don’t see one near you, hit the upcoming event map for fairs extending into next year.

July 24, 2013 – Pasadena, TX
July 25, 2013 – Enterprise, AL
July 30, 2013 – Reno, NV
July 30, 2013 – Montgomery, AL
July 30, 2013 – Davenport, IA
July 31, 2013 – Butler County, PA
August 1, 2013 – Minneapolis, MN
August 2, 2013 – Silver Spring, MD
August 6, 2013 – St. Louis, MO
August 6, 2013 – Norfolk, VA
August 7, 2013 – Jacksonville, FL
August 8, 2013 – Nashua, NH
August 8, 2013 – Charleston, SC
August 8, 2013 – Garden City, KS
August 14, 2013 – Farmingdale, NY
August 16, 2013 – Helena, MT
August 16, 2013 – Honolulu, HI
August 20, 2013 – Cedar Rapids, IA
August 20, 2013 – Nashville, TN
August 27, 2013 – Lafayette, LA

August 27, 2013 – Houston, TX

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Published on Jul. 17, 2013

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  1. Eric August 5, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    I never cared to go to those kind of job fairs. A lot of them are jobs that I’m not interested in i.e. desk jobs or jobs that require me to be inside a building 99% of the day.

  2. Donna Williams July 18, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    Is there any information that can be sent to me to assist myself with job assistance? I may be separating in the next couple months. Thank you!

    • Joseph Sanchez July 24, 2013 at 11:45 am


      I highly recommend that you meet with the Local Veterans Employment representatives (LVER) and/or Disabled Veterans Outreach Program (DVOP) Specialists which can assist with the following services at No Charge to any veteran:

      Job Search and Placement Assistance
      Career Planning and Counseling
      Case Management
      Assessment and Testing Services
      Interviewing Skills Training
      Referral to Educational and Vocational Training Programs
      Referral to On-The-Job Training Programs
      Veteran’s Job Fairs
      Employability Skills Workshops
      Resume Preparation/Writing
      Referral to Support Services, and much, much, more.

      There is absolutely NO CHARGE for all these services.

      Here is a link to search for the nearest representative:

      Good Luck,

      Joseph Sanchez, SGM, U.S. ARMY, (Retired)

  3. Bob Phillips July 18, 2013 at 10:36 am

    Seems peculiar that none seem scheduled in Southern, or even Central California.

    Perhaps they’ve already happened in those regions?

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