Hiring Our Heroes Veterans Event Comes to Columbia February 11

downloadFor the third consecutive year, the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce is pleased to help sponsor Hiring Our Heroes on Tuesday, February 11.  This one-of-a-kind, FREE employment fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Solomon Center, located at 6510 Strom Thurmond Blvd., Fort Jackson. Businesses in attendance will have immediate jobs available.  The event is for veterans, active duty military members, Guard and Reserve members and their spouses. Invited guests include Governor Nikki Haley, Major General Bob Livingston and Brigadier General Bradley Becker.

A workshop for veterans and other military job seekers that focuses on resume writing, tips for successfully navigating fairs, military skill translation and interviewing will start at 9 a.m. To register for the Hiring Our Heroes Employment Workshop, click here.

Employers and job seekers must pre-register at HoH.GreatJob.net. Job seekers attending the fair are urged to upload their resume prior to the event, as it will be distributed to employers the week of the hiring fair.

Hiring Our Heroes is sponsored by:

U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce
South Carolina Chamber of Commerce
Office of the Mayor, Columbia
U.S. Department of Labor Veterans Employment & Training Service (DOL VETS)
Fort Jackson
The Army Career and Alumni Program (ACAP)
South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce Veterans Services (SCDEW)
South Carolina National Guard
U.S. Army Reserve
South Carolina Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR)
The Employer Partnership of the Armed Forces
Army Community Services
The American Legion
SC Works
NBC News
The State Media Company

If you’d like to learn more about the Hiring Our Heroes national program click here.

For questions about registration, please email hiringourheroes@uschamber.com or call 202.463.5807.

To volunteer at the event, contact Naomi Sargent | 803.733.2511 | naomi@ourcor.org.

To become a member or to learn more about the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce, visitwww.ColumbiaChamber.com.

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About the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce is a private, non-profit, membership-driven organization comprised of 1,500 business enterprises, civic organizations, educational institutions and individuals in Calhoun, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Newberry and Richland counties. The Columbia Chamber serves as the voice of its members and the business community at large on matters of economic, educational, social, cultural and political concern, as well as supports and promotes the success of its members through networking, professional development, advocacy and leadership. The organization has represented the interests of the local business community since 1902.
To become a member or to learn more about the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce, as well as its events, programs and initiatives, visit www.ColumbiaChamber.com.

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