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Job fair for veterans set for Feb. 11 in Plymouth, Mass.

January 29. 2014 4:14PM

PLYMOUTH, Mass. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation will host Hiring Our Heroes – Plymouth, a hiring fair for veterans and military spouses, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 11, at the Radisson Hotel, 180 Water St.

More than 40 employers are expected to participate with jobs available for veterans and military spouses of all ranks and levels of experience.

Companies attending range from America's biggest employers to dozens of small companies from the region.

The event will also include a free GE employment workshop that features one-on-one mentoring sessions on resume building, job search tools, and interviewing techniques for all jobseekers.

Since Hiring Our Heroes began in March 2011, more than 1,500 companies have hired 21,600 veterans and military spouses as a result of more than 660 hiring fairs.

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 1,400 businesses of all sizes have pledged to hire 361,000 heroes toward this goal. To date, 240,000 hires have been confirmed toward this goal.

This hiring event is also being held in partnership with local chambers of commerce, the Department of Labor Veterans' Employment and Training Service (DOL VETS), the Massachusetts Committee of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, The American Legion, and other local partners.

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