NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) - NBC and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce are teaming-up for an event that connects veterans with potential employers.
“Hiring our Heroes” job fairs will be held across the country, including right here in western Massachusetts. Vets are welcome to come to the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center off Route 5 in Northampton between 10:00 A.M. and 1:00 P.M. Tuesday for the event.
The job fair is also open to active duty military, members of the National Guard and reserve, and military spouses.
The “Hiring our Heroes” campaign began in March 2011, and seeks to help find jobs for the million men and women who will be leaving the military over the next five years.
Since 9/11, the unemployment rate of veterans under the age of 25 remains close to 30%.
NBC is also reaching out to help veterans gain employment through a new E-Book: "Heroes Get Hired: How to use your Military experience to master the interview.” Click here for a link.