U.S. Chamber hosts veterans hiring fair April 4

DEARBORN – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce will partner with the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce and other local organizations to host a hiring fair for the region’s veterans and their spouses April 4.

“Hiring Our Heroes – Dearborn/Detroit” is part of the U.S. Chamber’s nationwide “Hiring Our Heroes” initiative.  More than 300 hiring fairs in 49 states and the District of Columbia have been held, and more than 14,000 veterans and military spouses landed jobs.

The hiring fair here is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michigan Ave.

This event is expected to be one of the largest fairs to date, with a goal of bringing 100-area employers together with hundreds of local veterans.  These companies will range from America’s biggest employers to dozens of small companies from across the state.  These companies are looking for veterans of all levels of rank and experience.

Employers and job seekers must pre-register for this free event by going to www.hoh.greatjob.net. Employer registration closes March 27.  Job seekers should bring proof of military service.

For more information contact Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce President Jennifer Giering at jgiering@dearbornareachamber.org or 313-584-6100.

The event is co-sponsored locally by the Dearborn Area and Detroit Regional chambers of commerce, city of Dearborn, state of Michigan Veterans’ Services Division, Michigan National Guard,  Vietnam Veterans of American Michigan State Council, Wayne County Veterans Affairs Division, the Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve, the U. S. Department of Labor Veterans Employment and Training Service, U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the American Legion.

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