The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the military-to-civilian recruitment firm RecruitMilitary will collaborate on a hiring event for military veterans and their families at The Ohio Stadium, home of The Ohio State Buckeyes, on Thursday, August 23. This event, a Hiring Our Heroes/RecruitMilitary Veteran Opportunity Expo, will be part of a nationwide initiative to increase the hiring of veterans by producing special career fair hiring events. The Expo will run from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. RecruitMilitary is inviting veterans who already have civilian work experience, men and women who are transitioning from active duty to civilian life, members of the National Guard and reserves, military spouses, and other military family members.
RecruitMilitary and the Chamber expect more than 40 employers, franchisors, educational institutions, and government agencies to reserve exhibitor booths at the Expo in Columbus. Already signed up are The Home Depot, The Home Depot Logistics and Supply, The Kroger Company, Meijer, the National Veterans Employment Program (NVEP) of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, DeVry University, Grand Canyon University, Dayton Freight Lines Inc., Verizon Communications, Strayer University, Roadmaster Drivers School of Ohio Inc., The Chalmers P. Wylie VA Outpatient Clinic, Safelite AutoGlass, United Rentals Inc., Mission Essential Personnel, Aptalis Pharma, Emerson Process Management, Thomas and King Inc., FedEx Freight Inc., FedEx Ground, Flexicom, Western-Southern Life, Manley Deas Kochalski LLC, Reynolds and Reynolds, Ben Venue Laboratories, My Computer Career, First Command Financial Planning, ComResource, The Prudential Insurance Company of America, State Farm, and Waste Management Inc.