August 17, 2016
American Legion National Convention hosting job fair for hundreds of veterans, servicemembers and military spouses
The American Legion is teaming up with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Hiring Our Heroes program to conduct a job fair and employment workshop for veterans, military servicemembers and their spouses during the Legion’s 98th national convention in Cincinnati.
Organizers expect 300 veterans, servicemembers and others to attend the events, which will be held Aug. 30 in the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, 35 W. 5th St. At least 35 national and Cincinnati-area companies will meet face-to-face with prospective employees.
An employment workshop led by human resources and workforce professionals will cover a variety of topics, including résumé building, networking and interview tips, while taking into account the job seeker's military background and lifestyle. Hiring Our Heroes digital tools are also integrated into the workshop curriculum. Immediately following the workshop, volunteer career coaches will help attendees develop an elevator pitch, participate in a mock interview and create a more effective résumé.
The workshop is from 9 a.m.-noon and the job fair runs from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. A networking lunch for job seekers is scheduled for noon-1 p.m.
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