'Hiring Our Heroes' job fair

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By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman

TEMPE, Ariz. -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, along with lead sponsor University of Phoenix, is hosting Hiring Our Heroes - Phoenix/Tempe, a hiring fair for veterans and military spouses.

Several 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 Hiring Our Heroes employment workshop at 8:30 a.m. focusing on resume writing, interview skills, and job search techniques for all military members and their spouses.

WHAT: Hiring Our Heroes Job Fair - Phoenix/Tempe

WHEN: Tuesday, January 13, 2015 | 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. MST | Workshops begin at 8:30 a.m.

WHERE: University of Phoenix Campus, 1625 W Fountainhead Parkway, Tempe, AZ 85282

RSVP:Interested job seekers should pre-register online at www.hiringourheroes.org. Veterans must provide proof of service.

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In March 2012, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, National Chamber Foundation, and Capital One launched Hiring 500,000 Heroes, a national campaign to engage the business community in committing to hire half a million veterans and military spouses by the end of 2014. Thus far, more than 1,700 businesses of all sizes have pledged to hire 585,000 heroes and have helped us exceed this goal. To date, 369,000 hires have been confirmed.