75 Employers At Military Spouses, Veterans Job Expo


In addition to the job opportunities – military spouses and veterans who register prior to the event will have a chance to win free tickets to the Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Ottawa Senators hockey game.

The Hiring Our Heroes Expo is scheduled Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL.

However, doors open at 9 a.m. for those interested in the free, Career Connections employment workshop to help build your resume and translate military skills into civilian skills. There are additional resources for connecting with veteran-friendly employers, digital networking and job search techniques.

Expo sponsors, in addition to the Lightning, are the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Lockheed Martin and USAA. Employers range from large, national companies to smaller, regional businesses.

Since 2011, Hiring Our Heroes has helped hundreds of thousands of veterans and military spouses find meaningful employment through more than 1,100 job fairs in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, and on military installations overseas.


Hiring Our Heroes – Veterans Job Fair in Tampa

Image courtesy of VeteransToday.com.

Image courtesy of VeteransToday.com.

Job fairs for veterans, coordinated by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, have made a mark over the last 21 months.

Between March 2011 and December 2012, the Hiring Our Heroes project held 388 job fairs where more than 18,000 veterans and military spouses got jobs according to a new report.

And the job fairs continue.

In Tampa today, a Hiring Our Heroes event is scheduled from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at the Ragan Community Center, 1200 East Lake Avenue, Tampa, FL.Veterans, active duty military members, guard and reserve members, and military spouses are all welcome. It’s free for job seekers and employers.

SunTrust is sponsoring the local event in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Tampa Bay Chamber, the Department of Labor Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (DOL VETS), the Florida Committee of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR).

Click here to view a list of employers as of 4 April.

Click here to find other Hiring Our Heroes job fairs scheduled this month throughout the United States including an April 16 job fair in West Palm Beach, FL.

Hiring Our Heroes Job Fair at Tampa’s Stadium

Image courtesy of VeteransToday.com.

Image courtesy of VeteransToday.com.

More than 35 companies looking to hire veterans are expected at the Hiring Our Heroes job fair Thursday, 17 January 2013, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Raymond James Stadium, 4116 N. Himes Ave., Tampa.

The event is sponsored by Capital One, Sun Trust,  The U.S. Chamber of Commerce National Chamber Foundation and RecruitMilitary.

Veterans looking for a position can register for free prior to the event at hoh.greatjob.net. If you’ve not registered walk-ups are accepted but be sure to bring your military ID.

You can learn more about other Hiring Our Hero events here. The next veteran job fairs are planned Jan. 22 in Martinez, GA and Warwick, RI.


Military Spouses, Guard, Reserves Job Fair at MacDill

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More than 40 employers are signed up for the Hiring Our Heroes Job Fair, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012 at MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, Florida.

The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Surf’s Edge Club, 7315 Bayshore Blvd., on MacDill AFB. Registration for military spouses, Guard and Reserves is available online at hoh.great.net. Interested employers can also register.

The Military Spouse Business Alliance, an alliance of the top 10 non-profit organizations focused on helping military spouses find employment, is a main sponsor of the job fair along with:

  • National Chamber Foundation
  • ESGR – Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve
  • Military Spouse Employment Partnership
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • American Legion
  • Department of Labor Veterans’ Employment & Training Service

Hiring Our Heroes Job Fairs Elsewhere:

Bossier City, LA– Tuesday, October 23, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., a job fair for veteran job seekers, active duty military members, Guard and Reserve members, and military and veteran spouses, at the Bossier Civic Center, 620 Benton Road, Bossier City, LA.

Louisville, KY – Tuesday, October 23rd from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM for a job fair for veteran job seekers, active duty military members, Guard and Reserve members, and military and veteran spouses, at the Kentucky Exposition Centers West Hall, 937 Phillips Lane, Louisville, KY.  Medal of Honor recipient and Kentucky-native Dakota Meyer will be joining Hiring Our Heroes at this fair.

You can find an upcoming schedule of other Hiring Our Heroes Job Fairs HERE.


Job Fair for Veterans, Military Spouses in Tampa Bay Area

Are you a military spouse looking for work or a veteran hoping to land a good job? The national campaign, Hiring Our Heroes, is holding a job fair Thursday, Oct. 4, at Raymond James Stadium, 4201 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, Florida.

Registration is available at www.recruitmilitary.com and walk-in job seekers are welcomed as long as they provide military identification.

Potential employers are welcomed too.

More than 45 companies are expected to be hiring including the lead sponsor, Capitol One. The businesses are looking for a wide range of experience and skills.

You can check it out between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

The event is part of the U.S. Chamber, National Chamber Foundation, campaign to get community businesses and large employers to hire 500,000 veterans and military spouses by the end of 2014.


Veterans Job Fairs: Hiring Our Heroes to Hold 400 Events

Springfield, Virginia, USA - June 10, 2011: Hiring Our Heroes veterans jobs fair for wounded warriors. Photo by Ian Wagreich / © U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Despite a dropping unemployment rate, the jobless rate among Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, National Guard and Reservists remains higher than the national average. But, businesses, community leaders and elected officials are working to bring down the unemployment rate among veterans.

Hiring Our Heroes is a national program created by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that brings together veterans looking for a job and military friendly employers. In its first year, 100 Veterans job fairs were sponsored. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced late last week that it plans to expand and host 400 career fairs for Veterans in the coming year.

Several local chambers in the Tampa Bay area and Congressman Gus Bilirakis office are hosting a Hiring Our Heroes job fair Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bayanihan Arts and Events Center, 14301 Nine Eagles Drive, in Tampa.

About 60 employers are expected to attend the career fair which is open to veterans, reservists, national guard and military spouses.

Participants are asked to register by Monday (20 Feb. 2012) online HERE.

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