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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, along with lead sponsor SAP, will host “Hiring Our Heroes – Raleigh,” a hiring fair for veterans and military spouses. The job fair will take place today from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. EDT. at Wake Tech Community College  Northern Wake Campus, 6600 Louisburg Road, Raleigh, NC 27616.

More than 45 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 also include a free GE employment workshop that features one-on-one mentoring sessions on resume building, job search tools, and interviewing techniques for all job-seekers.

Since March 2011, more than 1,200 companies have hired 20,200 veterans and military spouses as a result of more than 610 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 toward this goal.

RSVP:Interested job seekers should register for free at hoh.greatjob.net. Walk-in job seekers are allowed (veterans must provide proof of service).

This hiring event is being held in partnership with the Greater Raleigh Chamber, WorkSource North Carolina, The American Legion, the Department of Labor Veterans Employment and Training Service (DOL VETS), the North Carolina Committee of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and other local partners.

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