Businesses Hire 500,000 Veterans and Military Spouses

Hire 500,000 Veterans

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By Thomas J. Donohue


As Americans gear up to celebrate the July 4th holiday, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is celebrating a major milestone for Hiring Our Heroes, an initiative that helps veterans, businesses, and our economy.

Four years ago, the U.S. Chamber launched Hiring Our Heroes with a simple mission: connecting veterans and military spouses with employment opportunities in the private sector and helping put them on fulfilling career paths.

Today, more than 2,000 businesses have committed to hire some 707,000 veterans and military spouses through the Hiring 500,000 Heroes campaign, sponsored by Capital One. As of this month, more than half a million of them have already received jobs. The Hiring Our Heroes program has also hosted 900 job fairs across the country and holds more every week.

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