Hire our Heroes event Nov. 17 in Concord

Published 12:00 am Friday, November 4, 2011

CONCORD — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the military-to-civilian recruitment firm RecruitMilitary will collaborate on a hiring event for military veterans at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord on Nov. 17.
The Hiring Our Heroes/RecruitMilitary Veteran Opportunity Expo will be part of a nationwide initiative to increase the hiring of veterans by producing special career fair hiring events.
The local expo will take place from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Speedway Club.
The RecruitMilitary-U.S. Chamber initiative will help corporate America respond to a challenge issued on Aug. 5 by President Barrack Obama. Speaking at the Washington Navy Yard, the president challenged businesses to hire or train 100,000 unemployed veterans or their spouses by the end of 2013.
On March 24, the U.S. Chamber had already launched “Business Steps Up: Hiring Our Heroes,” a yearlong effort to help veterans and their spouses find employment by means of veteran hiring events. The U.S. Chamber has scheduled more than 100 Hiring Our Heroes events across the nation through March 2012.
Already scheduled to attend the event in Concord are Albemarle Corporation, CA Technologies, city of Winston-Salem Police Department, DeVry University, First Command Financial Planning, Gardner-Webb University, Georgia School of Construction, Grand Canyon University, Homeland Security Solutions Inc., the Internal Revenue Service , Level One — A Real Page Company, Limestone College, Lowe’s, the National Veterans Employment Program of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Snap-On Tools, Strayer University, The Art Institutes, The Entrepreneur’s Source, Troy University, Union Institute and University, and Verizon Wireless.
The Concord event and one in Virginia Beach, Va., on the same day will be the 10th and 11th of 13 Hiring Our Heroes/RecruitMilitary Veteran Opportunity Expos produced by RecruitMilitary in 2011. The remaining two will take place on Dec. 1 in San Diego and Dec. 8 in Houston.