Hiring Our Heroes is a nationwide initiative to help veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses find meaningful employment opportunities. This program is an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and it has a nationwide reach with many opportunities across the country such as military transition summits, hiring fairs and health expos for our military veterans.
Hiring Our Heroes has a local presence as well, particularly through U.S. Army installation Fort Carson which will host a Hiring Our Heroes Corporate Fellowship Program starting next month. Through Hiring Our Heroes Corporate Fellowship Program, outgoing active duty military will be able to prepare for the civilian workforce while still serving. They will also build their networks through professional and personal branding, find fellowship with local and national employers, and learn how to transition to a non-military workplace.
Hiring Our Heroes Corporate Fellowship Program places active duty individuals with one of its partner companies in a management or professional position for three month cohorts. Training and networking take place Monday through Wednesday, and Thursdays are spent in the classroom gaining valuable corporate skills and management certifications. Upon successful completion of the program, fellows will interview for employment with at the fellowship host site. Placement rate for fellows who have gone through the program is 80 percent.
If your company is interested in helping U.S. military veterans find success in civilian careers by hosting a Fellow, please contact Hiring Our Heroes’ Program Manager, Martha Laughman at MLaughman@USChamber.com or click here for an informative handout.