Event with Government, Business, and Community Leaders Focuses on Post-Military Employment; Job Fair to Include More Than 250 Employers

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, WA— More than 250 employers are registered to connect with over 2,000 service members, veterans, and military spouses through a job opportunities fair at the Washington State Service Member for Life Summit. This culmination of a three-day summit – supported by Starbucks, Capital One, First Data, Camo2Commerce, and Xerox – will take place in Hangers 9 and 10 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Credential media interested in covering this event are encouraged to attend but MUST follow all Joint Base Lewis-McChord Public Affairs Office protocol and contact the office in advance at 253-967-0152.

SCHEDULE:

Thursday, September 24, 2015
Hangers 9 and 10 (Access directed once on base)
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. PDT

Hiring Our Heroes is a nationwide initiative of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation to help veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses find meaningful employment. Working with a 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 U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is dedicated to strengthening America’s long-term competitiveness and educating the public on how the free enterprise system improves society and the economy.