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Hiring our Heroes focuses on military spouses

San Antonio
San Antonio
R. Terpolilli

Military spouses are finally getting some well-deserved attention.

Last week it was Military Spouse Appreciation Day on May 9th.

And this week "Hiring our Heroes" is offering job fair here in San Antonio sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and La Quinta Inns & Suites that is focused on military spouses.

The event will be held at the Lackland AFB on May 14th from 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Over 30 employers are participating

USAA is also sponsoring a free networking reception on May 13th from 7 to 9 p.m. at the USAA Federal Savings Bank. To register for the event see the link above. It is open to all military spouses, including Reserve, Guard, Veteran and Active Duty spouses. This will be a valuable time with local business representatives and community leaders. Networking with other military spouses provides another career resource.

The "Hiring our Heroes" program was launched in March 2011 as a nationwide effort to help transitioning service members. According to, more than 23,000 veterans and spouses have obtained jobs through the program. To check on other upcoming events throughout the country and to learn more about how you can help or benefit from this program, see the link above.

Military spouses and families are the supportive foundation for our service members, give them your recognition as well.

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