Chicago, IL

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 12:00pm
United States


Join us July 30, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. for a job fair for veteran job seekers, active duty military members, guard and reserve members, and military spouses at the University of Chicago, Ida Noyes Hall 1212 East 59th Street, Chicago, Illinois 60637.

Veterans, active duty military members, guard and reserve members, and military spouses are invited to attend the first Nonprofit Hiring Fair for Veterans. This event, which is the first in the country, is specifically designed to present employment opportunities within local nonprofit organizations to the military community.

Veterans are reliable, trainable, flexible, and have a passion to serve their nation; these skills and experience make them suitable candidates for business and governmental roles and as stewards of the public trust in the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors. This unique hiring event is limited to certified nonprofit organizations who are seeking to hire veterans and military spouses as full or part-time employees, interns, or volunteers.

Charities and Foundations with IRS status with employment opportunities are invited to attend at no cost. If you have questions on eligibility please contact Mark Scott at

The Nonprofit Hiring Fair for Veterans is sponsored by the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, dedicated to increasing the number of veterans working in the philanthropic and nonprofit employment sector. An employment workshop aimed at helping veterans and transitioning service members leverage military experience to achieve civilian career goals will begin at 11:00 a.m.

Event Schedule:
Employment Workshop: 11:00 a.m.
Hiring Fair: 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

University of Chicago
Ida Noyes Hall
1212 East 59th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637


► Job Seekers, Employers, and Service Organizations: Click here to register.

Click here to view the event flyer.

If you have any other questions, please visit our FAQ page or email us at

Hiring Our Heroes Employment Workshop

The Hiring Our Heroes employment workshop consists of a classroom session beginning an hour prior to the hiring fair. This will be followed by one-on-one mentoring sessions with all pre-registered and walk-in participants to be conducted throughout the day. Mentoring sessions focus on resume building, resume writing, and interviewing techniques for all job-seeking veterans service member participants. 

Interested candidates must complete the FREE electronic pre-registration in order to participate.  A maximum of 50 participants will be accepted for the full workshop.  Once the pre-registered candidates have their coaching sessions, the opportunity may be available for “walk ins” to have a coaching session through the end of the Fair (depending on availability).

► Must register as a jobseeker to register for the employment workshop.

This event is sponsored locally by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, The Robert R. McCormick Foundation, The Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs (IDVA), The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES),  The Social Enterprise Alliance, Chicago Chapter, The American Legion, and the Student Veterans of America (SVA). This event is being co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the U.S. Department of Labor Veterans' Employment and Training Serivce (DOL VETS), the Illinois Committee of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), NBC News, and other local partners.