NBC News and TODAY are joining forces with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to expand its Hiring our Heroes initiative.
There are more than 1 million unemployed veterans in America. As service members return from Iraq and Afghanistan during the next five years, hundreds of thousands of more men and women in uniform are leaving active duty. TODAY and the other NBC News properties will broadcast a three-day series in late March on this topic, culminating in free worldwide job fairs for veterans and military spouses on March 28.
They are being held in:
- New York City on the USS Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum
- Chicago at the Hilton Chicago
- Fort Hood, Texas. This event will primarily be for spouses
- Virtual job fair
The virtual job fair will be run in conjunction with Monster/Military.com. Veterans and military spouses can log in from anywhere in the world to attend virtually, and you'll be able to submit a resume and meet with company representatives. TODAY will broadcast live from Stuttgart, Germany, as servicemen and women participate in the online event. Sign up for the virtual job fair here.
The Chamber of Commerce is also aiming to host about 400 more job fairs over the course of the next year. Find out about and sign up for those job fairs here.
All events are open to veteran job seekers, active duty military members, Guard and Reserve members and eligible spouses.