'Hiring Our Heroes' Helps Military Vets. and Families Find Jobs


Norfolk- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce's National Chamber Foundation will host "Hiring Our Heroes – Norfolk," a hiring fair for veterans and military spouses.

More than 35 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.

The event will take place Tuesday, October 2, from 9 a.m. to noon at the National Guard Armory, 817 S. 1st St., in Norfolk.

Since its launch in March 2011, Hiring Our Heroes has held more than 280 hiring fairs nationwide, helping more than 10,400 veterans and military spouses find employment.

Tuesday'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.

Interested job seekers should register for free at Walk-in job seekers are allowed - veterans must provide military ID.