The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s “Hiring Our Heroes” program is bringing two hiring fairs to southern and southwestern Ohio over the next two months, the first in Portsmouth on February 21, and the second in Dayton on March 26.
The Portsmouth job fair will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on February 21 at American Legion Post 471, 950 Gallia St., 45662. Dayton’s job fair will be on March 26 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Dayton Marriott, 1414 S. Patterson Blvd., 45409. Both events will feature a number of both national and local employers, and are open to veterans, active duty, Guard and Reserve members, and military spouses.
The military services also have web sites to help with translate military skills to civilian experience. The sites allow a veteran to select their military skill code and then see the types of jobs their training and experience translates to, as well as any certifications that are needed. The Air Force offers similar resources on its Community College of the Air Force site, at the Credentialing and Education Research Tool (CERT) page; Marine skills are similar to those found in the Army and Air Force; and Coast Guard skills are similar to those found in the Navy.
Hiring Our Heroes was launched in March 2011 as a nationwide initiative to help veterans and military spouses find meaningful employment. Working with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s network of 1600 state and local chambers and other strategic partners from the public, private, and non-profit sectors, our goal is to create a movement across America in hundreds of communities where veterans and military families return every day. Hiring Our Heroes has hosted more than 400 hiring fairs in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia. More than 14,100 veterans and military spouses have obtained jobs