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Hiring Our Heroes Job Expo for Veterans and Military Spouses to be Held at NASCAR Hall of Fame

May 15, 2014

Event with Lead Partners Bank of America and Hendrick Motorsports to Include More Than 50 Employers with Jobs Available


CHARLOTTE, NC—As part of the NASCAR Hall of Fame’s Military Appreciation Day, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Bank of America, and Hendrick Motorsports will host “Hiring Our Heroes – Charlotte,” a free hiring expo for veterans, active duty military, and military spouses. The day’s events will include a Hiring Our Heroes employment workshop geared toward former members of the military, a financial readiness course led by Bank of America employees, and a job fair with more than 50 employers.

“Hiring Our Heroes is thrilled to be back in Charlotte. This city’s commitment to hiring and supporting its veteran and military families is truly admirable,” said Eric Eversole, executive director of Hiring Our Heroes. “It has been wonderful working with Hendrick Motorsports, Bank of America, and all of our great partners to make this vision a reality for our troops.”

“Helping service members secure rewarding private-sector employment is critical,” said Marshall Carlson, president of Hendrick Motorsports. “It affects our nation’s veterans, active-duty reserves – like our partners at the National Guard – and their families. Charlotte has stepped up in a big way to support Hiring Our Heroes, and we’re grateful to Bank of America, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the NASCAR Hall of Fame, and the many employers and volunteers involved. It’s a privilege to stand with others in our community who recognize the importance of this issue and hope to make an impact.”


Veterans and military spouses of all ranks and levels of experience are encouraged to attend. Companies participating in the event range from America's largest employers to dozens of smaller companies from across the region. Lunch and complimentary tickets to the NASCAR Hall of Fame will be provided for all participants.

“Our employees who served in the military bring a unique skill set to the table,” said Charles Bowman, North Carolina and Charlotte market president for Bank of America. “They’re natural leaders, quick to adapt and also bring with them a commitment to teamwork. We’ve committed to hiring 10,000 Veterans, Guard and Reservists over the next few years, and are excited to partner with the U.S. Chamber and all of the other companies participating to help bring job opportunities to Charlotte’s veterans and their families.”

This event is also being held in partnership with the North Carolina and Charlotte Chambers of Commerce, the North Carolina National Guard, the North Carolina Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve (ESGR), the U. S. Department of Labor Veterans Employment and Training Service (DOL VETS), U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Goodwill Industries International, The American Legion, and other local partners.

WHO:

Eric Eversole, Executive Director, Hiring Our Heroes, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
Will Manning, Senior Client Manager, Business Banking for Bank of America

 WHAT:

Hiring Our Heroes – Charlotte at the NASCAR Hall of Fame

 WHEN:

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Employment Workshop: 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Opening Ceremony: 12:30 p.m.
Hiring Fair: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Financial Readiness Workshop: 2:00 p.m.

 WHERE:

NASCAR Hall of Fame

400 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Charlotte, NC 28202

 RSVP:

Interested job seekers should register for free at hiringourheroes.org. Walk-in job seekers are allowed (veterans must provide proof of service).

Credentialed members of the media are invited to attend. To register, media should e-mail Kim Morton at kmorton@uschamber.com or call 202-463-5725.

Hiring Our Heroes launched in March 2011 as a nationwide initiative to help veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses find meaningful employment. Working with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s vast network of state and local chambers and other strategic partners from the public, private and nonprofit sectors, Hiring Our Heroes has helped hundreds of thousands of veterans and military spouses find meaningful employment. The goal of the Hiring 500,000 Heroes campaign with Capital One is to engage the business community in committing to hire half a million veterans and military spouses by the end of 2014.


The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce dedicated to strengthening America’s long-term competitiveness by addressing developments that affect our nation, our economy, and the global business environment.

HiringOurHeroes.org            @HiringOurHeroes           FreeEnterprise.com

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1615 H Street, NW 
Washington, DC 20062-2000
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