U.S. Chamber of Commerce to Host Hiring Our Heroes Job Fair for Veterans and Military Spouses in Detroit

More than 150 employers, with job openings, are expected to participate.



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DEARBORN — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with Hero 2 Hired (H2H) and lead sponsors Ryder and Call of Duty Endowment, will host “Hiring Our Heroes – Detroit,” a hiring fair to connect more than 1,000 veterans and military spouses on April 11, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The job fair will be held at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center at 15801 Michigan Ave. in Dearborn.

More than 150 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 across the state.  Since its launch in March 2011, Hiring Our Heroes has held more than 140 hiring fairs nationwide, helping more than 9,000 veterans and military spouses find employment.

U.S. House of Representatives, John D. Dingell, John Conyers, Jr., and Hansen Clarke will attend, along with Dearborn Mayor John B. O'Reilly, Dearborn Chamber of Commerce President Jennifer Giering, and Ross Cohen, Senior Director, Hiring Our Heroes, U.S. Chamber of Commerce.


The hiring event is being conducted in partnership with the Dearborn, Detroit, Great Lakes and Southern Wayne County Regional, American Arab Chambers of Commerce, City of Dearborn, U.S. Department of Labor Veterans’ Employment and Training Services (DOL VETS), Ford Community and Performing Arts Center, Michigan Veteran’s  Services Division, United States Army Reserve, Michigan National Guard, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), Vietnam Veterans of American Michigan State Council, Wayne County Veterans Affairs Division, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.

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