May 15, 2014
Event with Lead Partners Bank of America and Hendrick Motorsports to Include More Than 50 Employers with Jobs Available
“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.”
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.
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.