Carlisle Barracks, Chamber of Commerce to team up for spouse employment workshop

By Thomas Zimmerman    13 March 2018

The one-day employment event is for spouses of all active duty military, guard, reserve, veterans, and retirees, as well as Gold Star spouses.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and U.S. Army Garrison Carlisle Barracks will host a Hiring Our Heroes – Military Spouse Employment Forum at Carlisle Barracks March 20.

The one-day employment event at the Letort View Community Center is for spouses of all active duty military, guard, reserve, veterans, and retirees, as well as Gold Star spouses.

Starting Tuesday, March 20, the event will feature discussion panels with industry experts in salary negotiation and successful military spouse professionals sharing their advice for navigating the employment landscape. The event will conclude with an interactive discussion panel of employers exploring the current topics in military spouse employment.

The program is sponsored locally by the Carlisle Chamber of Commerce and the Employment Readiness program at Carlisle Barracks, led by Jeff Hanks.

The event is part of the Hiring Our Heroes Military Spouse Program, dedicated to advancing the careers of military spouses by hosting hiring and networking events that connect spouses face-to-face with experts and employers.

Interested job seekers should pre-register online at www.hiringourheroes.org/events

Workshop schedule:

  • Doors Open: 8:30 a.m.
  • LinkedIn Workshop: 9 – 9:45 a.m.
  • Military Spouse Discussion Panel and Workshops: 10 – 11:45 a.m.
  • Lunch and Learn: 12. – 12:45 p.m.
  • Interactive Panel Discussion with Employers: 1- 2 p.m.

Launched in 2011, Hiring Our Heroes is 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 through more than 1,000 job fairs in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, and on military installations overseas; a suite of free online career-based resources; and the Hiring 500,000 Heroes campaign.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is dedicated to strengthening America’s long-term competitiveness. We educate the public on the conditions necessary for business and communities to thrive, how business positively impacts communities, and emerging issues and creative solutions that will shape the future.

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