updated: 5/7/2012 12:43:09 PM

Fort Wayne Job Fair to Focus on Veterans

InsideINdianaBusiness.com Report

The Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce is hosting a job fair for veterans Thursday. The free "Hire Our Heroes" event is set to feature more than 60 employers and is open to active duty service members, veterans and eligible spouses.

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The Chamber says they have filled up the maximum number of attending employers, but a waiting list is still available.

They ask job seekers to register in advance through the fair's website.

April 26, 2012

News Release

Fort Wayne, Ind. -- More than 60 employers have lined up to join The Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and a host of other sponsors on May 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a hiring fair for veteran job seekers, active duty military members, Guard and Reserve members and eligible spouses in the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave., Fort Wayne, Ind.

This event will be a one-of-a-kind FREE hiring fair for employers who are committed to hiring veterans and job seekers. Employers and job seekers are strongly encouraged to pre-register for FREE at HoH.GreatJob.net. Walk-ins are welcome but space is not guaranteed. If you need assistance registering, please contact The U.S. Chamber of Commerce at hiringourheroes@uschamber.com.

Here are the employers who are participating so far:

ABM
AccuTemp Products, Inc.
Aerotek
Allen County Government
American Red Cross
Bethesda Lutheran Communities
Broken Arrow Consulting Solutions
Chicago State University
City of Fort Wayne
Colen Moving & Storage
Colonial Life
Combined Insurance
Compass Point Labor Management
Con-Way Freight
Department of Veterans Affairs
DISH Network
Erie Insurance
Essential Knowledge
Flint & Walling, Inc.
Fort Wayne Metals
Fort Wayne Police Training Center
Frontier Communications
GameStop
Guardian Automotive Products
Helmets to Techhats
helpaholic consulting
Historical News Journals
Holland
Howden North America Inc
IAB/Grabill Bank
Indiana Michigan Power Company
John Kelly
JX Enterprises-Peterbilt
Kelly Services, Inc.
Kennametal, Inc
Leaders Staffing LLC
Lincoln Financial Group
Manpower
Mobile King (AT&T Authorized Dealer)
Neogen Corporation
New York Life
Nucor
Peyton's Northern/Kroger
Pizza Hut of Fort Wayne, Inc.
PlaneTechs
Prairie Quest Consulting
Pretzels Inc.
Pro Resources Staffing
Quincy Recycle
Regions Financial
RR Donnelley
Rush Trucking
State Farm
Talon Harrell Insurance Agency
Three Rivers Federal Credit Union
Tower Staffing, Inc.
U.S. Cellular
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
UnitedHealthcare
US Home Work force
Wal-Mart Stores
Western & Southern Life Insurance
WestPoint Financial Group

The event is being conducted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, The Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce, the Department of Laborís Veteransí Employment and Training Service (DOL VETS), the Indiana Committee of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), the 122 Force Support Squadron, the 1-293 Infantry Batallion, NIHRA, WorkOne Northeast, NBC News, and other local partners.

Find more information about the event at fwchamber.org/hiringourheroes.

ABOUT THE CHAMBER

The Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving its membership of 1,665 Northeast Indiana businesses. The Chamber serves as a catalyst for economic growth in Northeast Indiana by providing relevant business resources for our members and facilitating strategic connections across business, education, and government. As the recognized voice of commerce in our region, we leverage our influence to advocate a pro-business agenda at the local, state and federal levels while serving as a government watchdog to keep our members informed of policy changes that will impact their businesses. By working in partnership with regional stakeholders, we will align the development efforts of our community to drive progress and promote economic vitality for Northeast Indiana.

Source: Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce

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