U.S. Chamber Foundation and Goodwill Help Veterans and Military Spouses by Providing Career Services

On January 16, 2014, Goodwill Industries and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes program launched a partnership that will help veterans and military spouses in their transition into civilian life. Goodwill now provides comprehensive vocational services at Hiring Our Heroes job fairs across the country, which is another valuable resource for veterans and military spouses. Goodwill will also offer employment workshops and resume review to help our veterans and military spouses find employment. A list of Hiring Our Heroes job fairs can be found here.

Joining Forces congratulates these two organizations for their efforts in helping our veterans and military spouses’ transition into their new careers. Organizations that help our veterans find employment are helping ensure that our veterans get the help and benefits they deserve after serving our nation.

In 2011, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden implemented the Joining Forces initiative to connect service men and women, veterans, and spouses with the resources they need to find jobs. In April of that year, Goodwill launched a new initiative, Goodwill for America’s Heroes and Their Families, to expand its face-to-face career and family-strengthening services.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Colonel Rich Morales is the Executive Director for Joining Forces.

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