Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. Dakota Meyer will join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s National Chamber Foundation and RecruitMilitary at “Hiring Our Heroes – San Diego,” a hiring fair for veterans and military spouses. More than 40 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 include a free GE employment workshop that features one-on-one mentoring sessions on resume building, resume writing, and interviewing techniques for all job-seeking veterans and service member participants.

The hiring fair, sponsored by Toyota, Prudential, and Call of Duty Endowment, will include a brief speaking program featuring Sgt. Dakota Meyer, the first living Marine in 38 years to receive the nation’s highest award for valor. Hiring Our Heroes, Sgt. Meyer, and Toyota are working together on the Personal Branding initiative, designed to help military veterans and transitioning service members better market themselves to employers.

Since its launch in March 2011, Hiring Our Heroes has held more than 380 hiring fairs nationwide, helping more than 14,000 veterans and military spouses find employment. Thursday’s event is also part of Hiring 500,000 Heroes, a national campaign announced by the U.S. Chamber, National Chamber Foundation, and Capital One, to engage the business community in committing to hire 500,000 veterans and military spouses by the end of 2014.

WHO:
Sgt. Dakota Meyer, Marine veteran and Medal of Honor Recipient
Lieutenant Colonel Kevin Schmiegel (Ret.), Executive Director, Hiring Our Heroes, U.S. Chamber of Commerce; and Marine veteran
Don Esmond, Senior Advisor, Automotive Operations for Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.; and Marine veteran

WHAT:
Hiring Our Heroes — San Diego

WHEN:
Thursday, December 13, 2012
11:00 a.m. — 3:00 p.m. PST

WHERE:
Liberty Station’s NTC Promenade
2875 Dewey
San Diego, CA 92106

RSVP:
Interested job seekers should register for free at www.recruitmilitary.com. Walk-in job seekers are allowed (veterans must provide military ID).

Credentialed members of the media are invited to attend. To register, e-mail bgoettel@uschamber.com or call 202-463-5961.

This hiring event is being held in partnership with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, The American Legion, the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) and the Department of Labor Veterans’ Employment & Training Service (DOL VETS).

The National Chamber Foundation (NCF), a non-profit affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, is dedicated to identifying and fostering public debate on emerging critical issues. They provide business and government leaders with insight and resources to address tomorrow’s challenges.

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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