In November of this past year, President Obama signed “The Vow to Hire Heroes Act of 2011;” a law that combines select veterans’ tax credits and legislative provisions from the President’s “American Jobs Act,” Senator Patty Murray’s “Hiring Heroes Act,” and Senator Jeff Miller’s “Veterans’ Opportunity to Work Act.” The hope for this initiative is that it will not only combat against the suppressed economic condition that exists within the military community, but that it will also create an environment through which small businesses will be incentivized for hiring veterans; thus improving upon the national economy as a whole.
Additionally, the President’s Administration and Congress have rolled out a series of servicing platforms to accompany this piece of legislation, which include a Jobs Bank and National Resource Directory, transitional programs, employment programs provided by the Chamber of Commerce, Department of Defense and Department of Labor respectively, recruitment centers, and jobs boards that support the employment needs of military spouses (click here for more information on these programs).
The “Heroes for Hire” Career Fair aims to provides job-seekers with access to employers who are not only actively seeking to hire from within the military community, but are also understanding of how the unique qualifications of service members translate onto an employment application. We’re excited to announce that we’ve garnered support from the Veterans Employment and Training Services department within the US Department of Labor. This alignment will only further our goal of providing those who’ve served our country with the opportunity to share their skills and qualifications with firms who are eager to interview and hire from within the military community.
Considering the sacrifices made by those who have served honorably in defense of our country, we as a committee are dedicated to doing all that we can to in support of their successful transition back into civilian life. The Momentum Expo will allow service-members and their families to meet and apply directly with Human Resources personnel from “military-friendly” companies who have made it an expressed priority to recruit talent from within the military community.
With the help of TheLadders.com, we aim to do just that! TheLadders is one of the nation’s most comprehensive job-matching service for career-driven professionals. Their team includes a full crew of job search advisors and specialists, certified professional resume writers and analysts, talent specialists, certified professional career coaches and all our behind-the-scenes research and support to help you make your next career move. So, make sure that you dress for success, bring several copies of your resume, and be prepared for “on the spot” interviews with hiring employers who are eager to evaluate your qualifications.
Federal Military Employment Resources:
There are a number of free services being offered by the Federal Government in support of the employment interests of military communities. The Momentum Expo will bring together various administrative resources & tools being offered to active military, veterans, and their families in an effort to both advance their job search and improve the likelihood receiving stronger hiring considerations.