Phoenix Hosts 'H.E.R.O. Hiring Event' for Veterans

Sept. 12, 2013

City of Phoenix InformationThe city of Phoenix and a coalition of veteran organizations are partnering to match unemployed veterans with employers at a “H.E.R.O. Hiring Event” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at the Shrine Auditorium, 552 N. 40th St.

Prior to each hiring event, a series of free workshops will be held to assist veterans with translating their resumes from military to civilian terminology, interviewing skills and general career readiness.

“Supporting our veterans is among my highest priorities,” Mayor Greg Stanton said.  “The city of Phoenix is committed to ensuring that our veterans have access to key services and resources, including access to quality jobs. Our veterans and their families have made unthinkable sacrifices for our nation, and we are committed to honoring that sacrifice.”

Mayor Stanton launched the H.E.R.O. Initiative (Hire, Educate, Recruit, Organize) in 2012 to help address the high unemployment rate among our state’s veterans, particularly post 9/11 era veterans.  The City Council voted to adopt the program and launch it citywide this year.  

As part of the initiative, the city hosts “H.E.R.O. Hiring events.”  These events are the first of their kind in the Valley and are not considered job fairs.  They are smaller and more personal, and extensive groundwork is done in advance of the events to “pre-match” veteran job seekers with employers to ensure greater job placement.  

In order to pre-match, registration for this event is required.  For more information, to register or to see a listing of pre-event workshops, please visit phoenix.gov/hireheroes or call 602-262-6776.

 

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