An employment event designed to give opportunities to veterans and their spouses is set for Friday in Indianapolis. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation “Hiring Our Heroes” fair will feature around 60 employers, an employment workshop and transitioning advice. March 23, 2015

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, along with lead sponsors Starbucks and University of Phoenix, will host Hiring Our Heroes – Indianapolis, a hiring fair for veterans and military spouses. More than 55 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 include a free Hiring Our Heroes employment workshop at 8:30 a.m. focusing on resume writing, interview skills, and job search techniques for veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses.

In March 2012, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce 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 1,700 businesses of all sizes have pledged to hire 585,000 heroes and have helped us exceed this goal. To date, 369,000 hires have been confirmed.

Chamber of Commerce Foundation

WHAT: Hiring Our Heroes – Indianapolis

WHEN: Friday, March 27, 2015

10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. EDT

Workshops begin at 8:30 a.m.

WHERE: University of Phoenix

7999 Knue Rd., Suite 150

Indianapolis, Indiana 46250

RSVP: Interested job seekers should pre-register online at Veterans must provide proof of service.

This hiring event is also being supported by the Indiana Committee of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, the U.S. Department of Labor Veterans' Employment and Training Service (DOL VETS), the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, The American Legion, and other local partners.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is dedicated to strengthening America’s long-term competitiveness and educating the public on how the free enterprise system improves society and the economy. @hiringourheroes

Source: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

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