Laura Seitz, Deseret News
PROVO — A hiring fair for veterans and military spouses will be held Thursday, Sept. 12.
The fair, hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and the University of Phoenix, is called Hiring Our Heroes – Provo. Several employers are expected to participate with jobs available for veterans and military spouses of all ranks and levels of experience.
The event will take place at the Utah Valley Convention Center, 220 W. Center Street in Provo. Workshops begin at 10 a.m. The job fair will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with companies ranging from large multinational employers to dozens of small regional firms.
The event will also include a free 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 through nearly 600 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.
Visit www.uschamber.com/hiringourheroes/ for more information.
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