Veterans, Military Spouses Get Help Finding Jobs Through U.S. Chamber Foundation and Allstate Partnership
Collaboration Aims to Solve Employment Challenges Veterans and Military Spouses Face Countrywide
WASHINGTON, D.C.— The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes initiative today announced it will team up with Allstate Insurance Company to offer a series of veteran hiring expos at professional sports venues around the country, beginning with an event hosted at the home of the Chicago Bulls.
“Allstate is helping to bring real economic opportunities to our veterans and military spouses as they seek meaningful employment,” said Eric Eversole, vice president at the U.S. Chamber and president of Hiring Our Heroes. “We look forward to working together to get these talented men and women hired.”
The combined effort deepens the already-strong working relationship between the Chamber and Allstate; Allstate Chairman and CEO Tom Wilson is currently the vice chairman of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
Supporting the military and veterans countrywide is part of Allstate’s commitment to improving local communities.
“This gives us an opportunity to serve the men and women who have served our country,” said Allstate’s Senior Vice President of Agency Operations John O’Donnell. “As a veteran, I know firsthand the leadership, adaptability, and sense of teamwork learned in the military provide a strong foundation for a successful career. We’re proud to help bring together businesses and communities to support veterans.”
Veterans and transitioning service members can register for these hiring expos as well as other Hiring Our Heroes events at HiringOurHeroes.org/events.
The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation’s largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life’s uncertainties through auto, home, life and other insurance offered through its Allstate, Esurance, Encompass and Answer Financial brand names. Other growth platforms include predictive analytics company Arity and consumer-product protection plan company SquareTrade. Allstate is widely known through the slogan “You’re In Good Hands With Allstate®.” Allstate agencies are in virtually every local community in America. In 2016, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners gave $42 million to support local communities.
About Hiring Our Heroes
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.